Copper has immense antibacterial, antiviral and anti-inflammatory properties which makes it a great healing agent.
In Ayurveda, a traditional system of medicine with Indian roots, copper has been used for hundreds, to thousands of years. It is said that water stored in a copper vessel positively charges the water, giving it the ability to balance all 3 doshas in your body – vata, kapha & pitta. In Ayurveda, a copper vessel is known as ‘tamara jal’ and its learnings teach us that the water you store in it should be in there for at least 8 hours, so the copper in the vessel can gently leach into the water. It prevents the water from going stale, meaning it can be stored for long periods of time. The ancient Indians filled a copper cup with cold water at bedtime and drank it first thing in the morning. Also Ancient Egyptians used copper for the same benefit.