If you are looking to improve your immunity this winter season, Ayurveda recommends storing water for drinking in a copper vessel for the immense health benefits it offers. According to Ayurveda, drinking water from the copper vessel can help balance the tridoshas (Kapha, Pitta, Vata) and prevent various infections.
Drinking water from a copper vessel improves digestion and provides protection against heart diseases, hypertension and cuts cholesterol, as per the ancient medicinal practice. Apart from this, it is also great for your skin. The qualities of water stored in a copper vessel as per Ayurveda are Ushna – hot in nature, Rasa (Taste) – sweet and slightly pungent, Katu vipaka – undergoes pungent taste conversion after digestion.
Here are some health benefits of drinking water from a copper vesselImproves digestion. Slows down aging. It is food for the heart and helps in hypertension and cholesterol. It is beneficial in the case of arthritis and inflamed joints. It helps beat anemia as copper aids the body’s absorption of iron, which plays a key role in fighting anemia. Helps in weight loss. Boosts skin health and melanin production. It is considered antimicrobial and helps fight infections. Helps heal wounds faster. Regulates the functioning of the thyroid gland.
Ways to clean copper vessel
Vinegar and salt - Rub a mixture of 1 tablespoon of table salt and 1 cup of white vinegar onto the copper with a soft cloth and rinse. Or, immerse the tarnished copper into a pot of 3 cups of water and the salt-vinegar mixture, bring to a boil and boil until the tarnish comes off.
Lemon and salt - To naturally clean copper pots and pans, and less fragile copper pieces, cut a lemon in half, add salt to the cut side and rub gently onto the vessel. You can also make a paste with lemon juice, and equal parts salt and non-oxidized corn-starch or baking soda.