If you are seeking to improve your immunity this cold season and follow the principles of Ayurveda, it recommends storing water for drinking in a copper vessel for the multitude of health benefits it offers. Drinking water from a copper vessel can help balance the tridoshas (Kapha, Pitta, Vata) and prevent various infections.
Drinking water from a copper vessel is also known to improve digestion and prevent heart diseases, hypertension and cut cholesterol, as per Ayurveda. In her latest Instagram post, Dr Dixa Bhavsar detailed the benefits of drinking water stored in a copper vessel. She said, “We switch to copper filters from earthen pots during winter. Drinking water stored in copper vessels makes me feel really light and fresh. The water from copper vessels tastes so much better and sweeter as well.”
Bhavsar says the qualities of water stored in a copper vessel as per Ayurveda are Ushna - hot, Rasa - Sweet and Pungent, Katu Vipaka - pungent taste conversion after digestion.
The benefits of drinking water from a copper vessel include:
Helps in weight loss; Improves digestion; Slows down ageing; Helps in hypertension and cholesterol; Beneficial in case of arthritis and inflamed joints; Helps beat anaemia as copper aids the body’s absorption of iron; Helps heal wounds faster; Regulates the functioning of the thyroid gland; Boosts skin health and melanin production; Considered antimicrobial and helps fight infections.