Yogis and traditional households in India have for thousands of years (and are till today) been utilizing a simple, practical and effective method of drinking water in its most holistic way- drinking water from a copper cup or a large copper vessel where water is stored.
Ayurveda recommends storing water in copper vessels. Benefits of copper according to ayurveda:
- Drinking water from copper cups prevents ageing, vaya-sthapak.
- Copper can destroy undesirable virus and bacteria. When copper dissolves in water, water becomes ionic (electrolyte) as can be ascertained by its pH measurement. That is the reason the micro-organisms get killed in such water. This is called the Oligodynamic effect, as proven by research.
- Water is energized. Taste the water from a copper cup to experience the energized quality of water!
Our copper cup - Capacity: 12 fl oz - Tall: 4.25" - Size: Large
[Our Copper Cups are much larger in capacity, thicker and made of pure copper metal rather than the cheap ones generally available elsewhere]
Yogis have revered copper as an ideal container to positively charge water before drinking it. For thousands of years, the yogis would carry water in their copper pot called 'kamandalam'. In traditional households in India, copper drinking cups such as the ones offered here is still used. We now offer these traditional copper drinking cups called in South India "tumblers" to you!
First recognized in the 1870's as a normal constituent of blood, copper is a trace mineral that plays an important role in our metabolism,
largely because it allows many critical enzymes to function properly.
Copper plays an important part in the following:
- Iron Utilization
- Elimination of Free Radicals
- Development of Bone & Connective Tissue
- Melanin Production
Oligodynamic effect: Copper has proven to kill bacteria due to what is called the 'oligodynamic' effect.
The oligodynamic effect (Greek oligos = few, dynamis = force) was discovered in 1893 by the Swiss KW Nägeli as a toxic effect of metal-ions on living cells, algae, moulds, spores, fungi, virus, prokaryotic and eukaryotic microorganisms, even in relatively low concentrations. This antimicrobial effect is shown by ions of: mercury, silver, copper, iron, lead, zinc, bismuth, gold, aluminum and other metals.
Certain metals such as copper are known to be far more poisonous to bacteria than others, e.g. stainless steel or aluminum
Contraindication: Pregnant women and people with high levels of copper should not use this product.
When water is 'blessed', its crystalline structure is changed. When water is blessed, the water has super healing properties. This fact has been brought to general awareness by Dr Masaru Emoto recently.
Copper drinking cups do change the taste and feel of water. The water definitely feels more energized.
—span class="Apple-converted-space"> span>Earthdance 2007 the H2Om project Honorary Ambassador Dr. Masaru Emoto delivers his message of peace for the planet.
Find out how copper helps your body.:
How to use it: Pour water in the copper cup and leave overnight or for a while. Then, drink! Or use your copper cup to drink water from at all times.
Note: Copper darkens naturally over a period of time. The copper cup oxidizes with water and requires cleaning from time to time. Holistic method for cleaning copper your copper cup:
-make a rudimentary paste out of flour, salt and vinegar. Stir this up, then apply it to the copper. The acid in the vinegar will begin to dissolve the tarnish immediately.
- or- use lime/lemon juice, like soap, to cleanse the copper cup.
- or- use tamarind, like soap, to cleanse the copper cup.
Copper drinking cups: Min order 12 units