Six Facts About Health Benefits Of Copper Stored Potable Water: That Will Blow Your Mind.!

Water storage for human consumption in the copper container is a standard practice followed since long ago in the world’s old civilizations. Egyptians and Indians stored the potable water in copper metal containers.

As per modern science, it is proved that the Bacteria E-Coli that cause food poisoning gets decimated in copper containers. A research paper of University of Southhampton, Britain concluded that bacteria Coli 157 can survive in stainless steel vessels for months but is dead in four hours in the copper containers. It is because of copper ions kill the bacteria; such a capability does not exist in other metals like Gold, silver. Further, it was found that the bacteria at 20 degrees temperatures can live up to 34 days in stainless steel container but can survive for four days only in the brass vessel.

It is, therefore, recommended to use a copper material for tanks that will prevent food poisoning bacteria to germinate. Stainless steel is attractive and good to look at, but copper is better for hygienic reasons. The senses become sharper on receiving water from a copper container so that taste and quality of water get detected pretty soon. The copper vessel water is feebly ionic and does not increase the gastric acidity as fire and digestion get increased thus controlling acidity. Copper helps people get over vitiligo ( pigment coloration of the skin). Copper helps in producing melanin thus reducing chances of cancer through Ultra Violet radiation of sun’s rays.

Too much of copper can cause damage to the health of pregnant women and should not take the dose over 10mg per day.

In India, it is very unreasonable to see people throwing copper coins( not another metal coin) into rivers, lakes, and ponds. But the real reason is that copper coins act in controlling the bacteria through ionization of water and contribute to maintaining water purity. Copper coins are still in use in the USA and can be the good source to have eco-friendly water.

Scientist have proved that microbially, safe drinking water gets produced through the use of the copper vessel. The developing countries can to an enormous extent solve their problem of safe water for all and especially rural population. Only one-time investment for purchasing copper vessels is needed to supply safe water to all.

Efforts have to be put in so that POU ( Point of Use) water is well within the reach of the ordinary man. Villages and excursion parties may use this system with the knowledge of the limitation involved.

It is common to see people taking first water from the copper containers in India. The prevalent belief that Copper is considered an essential mineral for our body that is health giving.

Ayurveda( the ancient Indian Medical Science)) recommends storing water overnight in a copper jug and drinking it first thing in the morning for maintaining good health. The water stored this way gets called ‘Tamra Jal’ (copper-induced water), and it helps to balance all three major doshas deficiencies (Kapha, Vata, and Pitta.)

The metal copper has the electromagnetic energy that is called the Life Force (Prana Shakti). Drinking water that is stored for 8-10 hours in a copper vessel is very beneficial. Copper makes the water ionic which helps to maintain body’s pH (acid-alkaline) balance.

Here are six health benefits of Copper stored potable water:

1.It’s antimicrobial!

According to a 2012 study published in Journal of Health, Population, and Nutrition, storing contaminated water in copper for up to 16 hours at room temperature considerably reduces the presence of the harmful microbes. The researchers inferred “copper holds promise as a point-of-use solution for the microbial purification of drinking water.

An additional study from the University of South Carolina researchers explored the purifying power of Copper. They concluded that “Antimicrobial copper surfaces in intensive care units (ICU) kill 97% of bacteria that can cause hospital-acquired infections,” resulting in a 40% reduction in the risk of acquiring an infection. The research got results in a hospital ICU. The study found that the rooms with copper-surfaced objects had less than half the infection incidence than those rooms without copper.

2. It’s a great brain stimulant.

Our brain works by transmitting impulses from one neuron to another through an area known as the synapses. These neurons get covered by a sheath called the myelin sheath that acts as a sort of conductive agent – helping the flow of impulses. How does copper figure here, you ask? Well, copper helps in the synthesis of phospholipids that are essential for the formation of these myelin sheaths. Thereby, making your brain work much faster and more efficiently. Apart from that copper is also known to have anti-convulsive properties (prevents seizures).

3.It aids in weight loss.

If diet just doesn’t seem to be helping you lose weight, try drinking water stored in a copper vessel on a regular basis. Apart from fine tuning your digestive system to perform better, copper also helps your body break down fat and eliminate it more efficiently.

4. It slows down aging.

If you are worried about the appearance of fine lines, copper is your natural remedy! It is packed with very powerful anti-oxidant and cell forming properties. The copper fights off free radicals – one of the main reasons for the formation of fine lines – and helps in the production of new and healthy skin cells that replace old dying ones.

5. It is Anti- inflammatory

Copper has anti-inflammatory properties and helps in arthritis and other inflammatory pains. This asset is especially great to relieve aches and pains caused due to inflamed joints. In addition to that, copper also has bone and immune system strengthening properties, making it the perfect remedy for arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.

6. It can fight off cancer.

Copper has very high antioxidant properties that helps fight off free radicals and negate their ill effects – one of the main reasons for the development of cancer. According to the American Cancer Society, the exact mechanism of how copper helps prevent the onset of cancer is still not known but some studies have shown that copper complexes have a considerable anti-cancer effect. Via

How to keep a Copper Water Vessel clean?

Use salt and baking soda or lemon juice to remove by rubbing all over for any of the traces of any oxidation at regular intervals.


Former Sailing Sea Captain at V.Ships, Miami, FL, USA (retired in 2009). Studied BA (Sophomore) at The Principia, now lives in Jaipur, India

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