If you want to boost your immunity this winter season, Ayurveda recommends storing drinking water in a copper vessel as it brings many health benefits. Ayurveda says drinking water from a copper vessel can help balance the tridoshas (Kapha, Pitta, Vata) and prevent various infections.
Drinking water from a copper vessel is also known improve digestion and prevents heart disease, hypertension and lowers cholesterol levels according to ancient medical practice. Plus, it is good for your skin as well.
“In winter, we switch to copper filters made from clay pots. The drinking water stored in copper vessels makes me feel really light and refreshed. Copper water tastes much better and sweeter, ”says Dr. Dixa Bhavsar in his latest Instagram post. a detailed description of the benefits of drinking water stored in a copper vessel.
She says that the water stored in a copper vessel, according to Ayurveda, has such qualities as Usna – hot in nature, Rasa (Taste) – sweet and slightly spicy, Katu vipaka – undergoes a sharp transformation of taste after digestion.
Taste aside, here are all the benefits of drinking copper vessel water according to Dr. Bhavsar:
1. Helps to lose weight.
2. Improves digestion.
3. Slows down aging.
4. It is food for the heart, helps with hypertension and cholesterol.
5. Useful for arthritis and joint inflammation.
6. It helps fight anemia as copper helps the body absorb iron, which plays a key role in the fight against anemia.
7. Helps to heal wounds faster.
8. Regulates the thyroid gland.
9. Boosts skin health and melanin production.
10. It is considered antimicrobial and helps fight infections.
How to clean a copper vessel
The copper vessel can be cleansed with these simple handpieces by Dr. Bhavsar.
1. Lemon and salt: To naturally clean copper pots and pans, as well as less fragile copper pieces, cut a lemon in half, add salt to the cut side, and rub gently into the item. You can also make a paste using lemon juice and equal parts salt and unoxidized cornstarch or baking soda.
2. Vinegar and salt: Rub a mixture of 1 tablespoon of table salt and 1 cup of white vinegar on copper with a soft cloth and rinse. Or, submerge tarnished copper in a saucepan with 3 cups of water and a mixture of salt and vinegar, bring to a boil, and simmer until the dirt and deposits are gone.
“It is good to wash copper vessels twice a week if you use them daily,” says Dr. Bhavsar.