It may seem strange, drinking water from a copper cup. Ayurvedic practitioners in India have been using a simple but effective method of drinking water stored in a copper cup for several hours for thousands of years. They have known and know the purifying and anti-microbial properties of copper for thousands of years.
Medical studies on copper cups
Medical studies have shown the benefits of drinking water stored in copper pots:
- It kills harmful bacteria that cause diarrhea.
- It promotes brain activity.
- It purifies the skin.
- It prevents aging.
- It promotes digestion.
- It helps against clogging.
- It lowers the risk of heart disease and cancer.
- It promotes the production of melanin (colored protein grains that protect the skin against ultraviolet rays)
- It regulates the functioning of the thyroid gland.
- Helps against anemia.
- Helps against gout.
Research shows that contaminated water stored in a copper pot for a maximum of 16 hours reduces the presence of harmful bacteria. The researchers have therefore concluded that copper is the solution for purifying drinking water, especially in developing countries.
How do you make copper water and how (often) do you drink it?
Rinse the cup with water before use. Put the water at least 16 hours in advance in a copper cup and cover it with a glass / ceramic bowl. Prepare the water in the afternoon and drink the water the next morning. Drink a cup of copper water as soon as you get up in the morning.
It is advisable to drink the water at room temperature. Copper water may not be stored in the refrigerator. Always use fresh copper water.
Too much copper in the body can be harmful. As always, don’t overdo this use! I drink this water 1-2 times a week.
It is important to use cups made of pure copper (for example, these). Leave cups made of mixed metals. A simple way to distinguish between pure copper and a counterfeit version is to know that copper is a very soft metal.
Cleaning the copper cup
- Never clean the cup in the dishwasher.
- Never use an abrasive to wash the inside of the cup.
- Use half a lemon instead and rub it on the inside of the cup. Let it stand for a few minutes and wash it off with plain water.
- You can also use (baking) salt with water to wash the cup.