When you generally learn about the usage of copper ware in our tradition for storing and drinking water or throwing of copper coins into the temple pond, seldom do you think of the health benefits copper provides you. on the other hand there is an opinion that it is purely religious and hence is superstitious.
Well, a simple scientific research would show you that these were not superstitious or use-of-the-available- metal thing. There is a lot of science behind using copper ware for storing and drinking water.
It is advised to store water for at least 8 hours in a copper ware before drinking. This results in small amounts of copper being released and dissolved in water. This small amounts of copper are very beneficial for the overall growth and development of hman beings in many ways. 5 most prominent ones are being discussed here
- Fights Bacteria Present in Water
Copper has an antibacterial property as do many other metals such as the silver. However the antibacterial effect of copper is more when compared to other metals and is also beneficial when is taken in.
Copper fights with the bacteria present in water, and when water is stored in a copper vessel for more than 8 hours you would be getting bacteria free water to consume.
E.coli and S.aureus the two common dangerous bacteria present in water are easily removed by copper. If you were keen in science you sure would have come across copper sulphate solution used in many antibacterial ointments and medicines.
2. Helps in Melanin Production
Melanin ? the pigment present in your skin can not be produced artificially and has to be produced by your body only. Copper helps in the production of this pigment, which makes your skin regenerate new cells and also gives its natural colour.
A deficiency in melanin leads to many skin disease and graying of hair. Drinking water in copper vessel gives you a natural boost in the production of melanin which should be done mandatorily by people who suffer from skin diseases such as leukemia.
- Regulates Thyroid Gland
Thyroid gland dysfunction and thyroid hormone imbalance are the most common problem one would see in modern day women and children. Thyroid hormone imbalance causes serious trouble to your overall health including
- Uterus problem
- Skin drying
- Voice problems
Copper which is also a component in the thyroid gland like iodine, is an innate component of the hormone and hence would be very helpful in meeting any deficiency of the hormone.
- Stimulate Brain
Brain which works by sending neurotic impulses to convey messages depends on a strong nervous system. The nerves are coated with myelin which is made of phospholipids. Copper helps in the synthesis of these phospholipids in your body there by strengthening your nervous system.
This naturally gives you better brain development and faster signal transfer naturally making your responding time quicker.
Copper also has the property of subsiding seizures since it is an anticonvulsant
- Maintains Healthy Digestive System
Peristalsis ? the rhythmic contracting and expanding movement of your digestive tract which is very important for your food to travel into your stomach is stimulated by copper. Copper along wth being antibacterial also is acts as an anti-inflammatory element, thus reducing ulcers caused due to acidity.
Thus you would get good peristaltic movement, ulcer free stomach and bacteria free food when you take in copper.
The total effect strengthens your digestive system and improves your health.
Word of caution
Too much of anything is good for nothing
Yes the saying stands good here too. Take only two glasses of water stored in copper ware per day. Too much of copper may lead to side effects.