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Drinking from a Copper Cup—A Healthful Ayurvedic Tradition

I am reblogging this because I have found wonderful healthy solutions in Ayurvedic practices. I have never drunk out of a copper cup, but I am setting about getting one forthwith to try it.

It appears there are a lot of splendid health benefits to this practice. If you are familiar with it, please share your experience. I will probably blog subsequently on this after mine arrives from India.




One of the traditional recommendations of Ayurveda is to drink water from a copper cup. According to the ancient science, water stored in a copper vessel has the ability to balance all the three doshas (Vata, Kapha and Pitta). Ideally water should stay in the copper container for at least eight hours. Ayurveda recommends starting the morning by drinking room temperature water that has been stored in a copper vessel overnight.

Copper is a mineral essential to the healthy functioning of our body. It is required in most processes that occur in our body, from cell formation to aiding in the absorption of iron. However, our body cannot synthesize copper. We need to get it from outside sources. Only about 25% of the US population is getting adequate copper in their diet each day.

Before I delve into the benefits of copper, is important to point out that, as with…

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