Health Benefits of Drinking Water from a Copper Vessel

copper-vesselCopper is an essential trace mineral that is vital to human health. It has antimicrobial, antioxidant, anti-carcinogenic, and anti-inflammatory properties. It also helps neutralize toxins. Our bodies cannot synthesize copper, so you need to get it from dietary sources.

According to Ayurveda, drinking copper-enriched water in the morning on an empty stomach helps balance all three Doshas—Kapha, Vata, and Pitta—which then ensures the proper functioning of different organs and several metabolic processes. So keep 2-3 glasses of water in a copper vessel overnight, and drink it in the morning. Do not overdo the process, 2-3 glasses of copper-enriched water are quite enough for a day!

Why Copper Vessel?

When water is stored in a copper vessel, the copper gently leaches into the water providing it with all its positive properties. And, this water does not become stale and can be kept for longer periods.

  • Copper is known to be oligodynamic—the sterilizing effect of metals on bacteria—, and can destroy bacteria very effectively. It is especially effective against E.coli and S.aureus, two bacteria that are commonly found in our environment and are known to cause severe illnesses in the human body.
  • Copper helps cleanse and detox your stomach to ensure the proper elimination of waste and harmful products. It also regulates liver and kidney functions and ensures the absorption of nutrients from food.
  • Copper promotes the breakdown and elimination of fat cells.
  • Copper helps regulate blood pressure and heart rate as well as lowers bad cholesterol and triglyceride levels.
  • Copper is the main component in the production of melanin that defines the color of your eyes, hair, and skin. Melanin also helps keep the skin safe from sun damage, speeds up wound healing, and covers up scars.
  • Copper aids the body’s absorption of iron, which plays a key role in fighting anemia.
  • Copper also helps produce new and healthy skin cells that replace old dying ones.
  • Copper has very strong antioxidant properties that help fight off free radicals and negate their ill effects—one of the main reasons for the development of cancer.
  • Copper is known to be a brain stimulant and has anti-convulsive properties.
  • Copper regulates the functioning of the thyroid gland.
  • Copper also has bone and immune system strengthening properties, helping to mitigate arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
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  • Copper is one of the best elements for our body. And it is the only way to derive copper in our body is water. That’s why we drink stored water in a copper vessel. This method is used in ancient India. Many families in India are still using this method. I like the explanation of information in this blog.

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  • shanawaz

    hi wanted to know whether moringa leaves powder has any adverse affect on deodinal ulcer patients

  • Jatin Shah

    Should I warm the water in a steel vessel from copper vessel every morning or should I drink it directly without warming it up?

  • William S Heeter

    Do water pitchers/bottles that are made from 100% pure copper AND have a food grade lacquer on the inside still provide the same AYURVEDA benefits? Or does the coating prevent the benefits?

    • Timothy P

      This coating has been added to maintain the asthetic characteristics of the copper and will not allow the water to contact the copper. In short, it’s not a good thing to have and is unecessary. A solid copper vessel with no coating on the inner face may be cleaned with lemon juice and salt with water.

    • Hey William,
      We believe in the traditional method of making copper vessels, not sure of the recent developments and technologies in copper vessel making. Stick to traditions to be sure 🙂

  • William Heeter

    Many copper vessels/pitchers/bottles/cups have a “food grade lacquer or coating” on the inside. Does this prevent the copper from leaching into the water thus preventing the ayurvedic benefits?

  • Aveek Sarkar

    Can I warm the Copper water and have it in empty stomach in the morning

  • Gemma McCullough

    Where to purchase copper vessels in Winnipeg and are they very expensive.

  • Venkata Siva Prasad Desaboyina

    Thanks for benefits explained in consumption of water in copper vessel.

  • Venkata Siva Prasad Desaboyina

    Thanks for benefits explained in consumption of water in copper vessel. I am used to drink hot water 1000ml with a spoon of turmeric powder everyday in the morning when I wake up. Now if use water from copper vessel, Can I make that water warm and consume as usual with turmeric..

    • mix your warm turmeric water with copper water as we recommend mixing warm water into water kept in a copper vessel if you don’t like drinking cold. we really do not recommend directly heating the water which is made potent

  • Switikaa.singh

    I just got copper bottle for myself hope it will improve my health issues.

  • how do I wash the bottle first time before using it?
    Thanks for help

    • Hello doctor,
      Food shouldn’t be cooked in copper vessels unless there is a coating done to prevent copper reacting with some food ingredients thus making it toxic to consume.

    • Copper vessels can be cleaned by rubbing a slice of lemon over it and clean in clear tap water. You may also dip it in buttermilk ( diluted yogurt ) for 20 minutes and you will find it shiny and clean

  • Tell me all information about how water is much more good for health . When stored in copper utensils….

  • Woah. I wasn’t aware about so many uses of Copper enrich water. Nice Post.

  • Prem Nidhi Dasa

    Namaste. I am orig.from Germany,living in India,Karnataka permanently. I enjoyed reading your articles.

  • M using since two weeks , now feeling little balance my health .thanks pls suggest more about benefits of drinking water in copper vessel.

  • Devanand Krisnan

    I don’t know about the benefits but I have started drinking the water since one month and I can feel the positive about my health. ❤️?

  • shaikh zeba

    can we drink water i mean like regular bottles everytime we want to hv water or just keep overnight nd hv it in the mornings only?

  • ramajineyulu

    Copper has very strong antioxidant properties which help fight off free radicals and negate their ill effects – one of the main reasons for the development of cancer.
    This point i am Not understand can you help on this

  • Can we store hot water in copper vessel?

  • Nirmaljit sharma

    Hello doctor, my brother is finding difficulties to get child…but they consume copper water,is that ok for them. Because i heard copper control birth.

  • Please clearly for me I heard that households should not drink copper bottle water before 30 to 35 age .
    It’s make to chances Impotence .
    Please explain about this

  • Hi Mary! Copper vessels can be cleaned by rubbing a slice of lemon over it and clean in clear tap water. You may also dip it in buttermilk ( diluted yogurt ) for 20 minutes and you will find it shiny and clean

  • Hi Gabriela, if cooking ware is sourced from a good manufacturer then it is safe, but as Ayurveda advocates, of all the paths – the middle path is the best, so I recommend drinking from the copper vessel in mornings, and occasionally cooking in copperware.

  • Can we drink water kept in copper vessel for more than 8 hours? Is it more beneficial?

  • Pratik Kantharia

    Hello, I have ‘Pitta’ problem. Red rashes come on body. And after itching they swells. And after few minutes everthing becomes normal. They comes on any part of the body hands, legs, neck, waist. Dr how should I come over it?

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