Is Copper good for your health?

Wellness, as a whole, has been introduced to our daily lifestyle, now, more prominently than ever before. To be able to dwell on the benefits of following practices that encourage the wellness of the mind, body, and soul, one would not have to look too far. Our culture and practices stem from roots as ancient as over 3000 years, resulting in following the Ayurveda way of living.
Being culturally rich nations, Nepal and India have adopted this style of living as tradition and a basis followed by forefathers. Western countries too, have now begun to embrace this way of living; having seen the benefits of implementing this lifestyle. This holistic approach to maintaining a balance within the body was born in our country and slowly branched out to different parts of the world; sometimes creating a fusion of the cultures, thus losing the essence of its origin.
One of the most heavily adopted practices of recent ages is that of drinking water from metalware such as copper. The science behind drinking water stored in a copper vessel overnight is that copper is a mineral vital to the human body which cannot be synthesized by itself. Hence drinking water stored in copper adds the qualities needed for the system to function to its optimum. It is a natural purification process that kills bacteria present in water which could harm the system.
According to Ayurveda, drinking copper enriched water on an empty stomach helps to balance the three ‘doshas’ of our system. The mineral contains antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties. It also acts as an antioxidant and helps to neutralize toxins. This bolsters the appropriate functioning of different organs and helps to reboot metabolic processes.
It helps with digestion and works as a great remedy for ulcers because of its anti-inflammatory properties. It helps to detox the liver and works as a purifier, ensuring proper elimination of wastes from the body. It also enhances weight loss, aiding the breakage of fat cells, helping in the removal of it from the body. Due to its anti-bacterial properties, it helps to strengthen the immune system and hastens the healing process with wounds, both internally and exteriorly.
To live a life that contributes to the well-being of your health without having a negative impact on society is a step that needs to be taken seriously. This small step requires minimal effort and has a strong backbone supported by Ayurvedic and scientific theories. During times like this, where the world seems to be disintegrating because of past human follies, we might as well consciously make an effort to adopt changes that alleviate a change for the better.