Benefits of drinking copper water
Usha Paan, a millenary tradition
Usha means dawn and Paan means taking or drinking. It occurs just a few minutes before sunrise when light becomes visible all around, but the sun does not appear in the sky yet. This is a perfect time to wake up and drink water.
Drinking water stored in a copper bottle overnight is the very first step of the Ayurvedic morning routine called Dinacharya. This helps to flush out all the toxins from the intestines which prevents many diseases.
Ushapan is a Rasayana (rejuvenative) therapy in Ayurveda, which plays a very important role in keeping healthy and preventing diseases.
An essential mineral
Copper is an essential trace mineral necessary for survival. It is found in all body tissues and is known to have a role in the below:
production of red blood cells
regulation of heart rate and blood pressure
absorption of iron
prevention of prostatitis, or inflammation of the prostate
development and maintenance of bone, connective tissue, and organs such as the brain and heart
activation of the immune system
Copper is the only class of metal registered by the United States Environmental Protection Agency to kill bacteria, yeasts and viruses on contact. When water is stored overnight in copper, a small amount of ions dissolve into the water and destroys bacteria, in a process called oligodynamic effect.
Balances all 3 doshas
Studies have shown antibacterial and antimicrobial benefits from this 5000 years old Ayurvedic tradition and asserts that drinking from a copper vessel helps to balance all three doshas – vata, pitta & kapha – in the body.
Copper water increases immunity or Prana Shakti (vital energy).
Copper makes the water ionic which helps to maintain body’s pH (acid-alkaline) balance.
Ushapan also aids in strengthening the digestive fire. Copper has properties that aids in the process of peristalsis (movement of food through the food canal) and removes the undigested or poorly digested food particles (toxins) from the walls of the small intestine and improves nutrients absorption and digestion of food. These toxins called 'ama' are responsible for all the diseases according to Ayurveda.
During Ushapan, if you drink water kept in a copper pot, it aids in reducing weight. Copper charged water has additional properties that reduce Kapha Dosha in the body, which induces fat loss.