In ancient times it was a tradition to cook food in copper vessels, because earlier copper was the only available metal and it was only later that its health benefits were found out. But with time and the discovery of other metals copper vessels have gradually vanished. Steel has now replaced copper vessels in Indian kitchens.
In Ayurveda, it is recommended to have 8 -10 glasses of water in a day, kept overnight in a copper vessel. Overnight storing of water in copper vessel helps in leaching of copper into the water. If toxicity of copper is what you’re worried about, then relax! The amount of copper leached from the vessel is in the lines with the WHO recommendation.
In today’s modern time where we have UV filters and RO purifiers to purify water and fancy plastic bottles to store water the concept of using copper vessel might sound out dated. But I strongly suggest to stop drinking bottled water and start drinking water stored in copper vessel.
Why drink water stored in Copper vessel?
- Kills the bacteria in water including E coli and makes the water safe for drinking.
- Prevents atherosclerosis (blockage in the arteries) and reduces blood pressure.
- The tiny amount of copper leached is good for arthritis and respiratory disorders.
- Prevents constipation.
- Treats obesity as well as liver and spleen disorders (a quart of water has to be boiled in a copper vessel until half the water remains). Take 2 teaspoon of this copper water 3 times a day for a month.
Knowing the positive influence that it has on our health, its time we bring copper back to our kitchen.
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