In Ayurveda, drinking water that has been cleansed and ionized in a copper vessel is a common practice. In India, this transformed, therapeutic water taken from a copper cup is called Tamra jal. Copperized water is a natural antioxidant that helps balance the three doshas of the body (kapha, vata and pitta). The trace amount of copper in a Tamra jal is safe and healthful, even when added to other normal dietary sources of copper.
To illustrate this point, have you ever wondered why after drinking multiple glasses of water a day, you still feel thirsty and not energized?
In order to make drinking water safe, water treatment plants use basic filtration systems to remove most contaminants. These systems make water safe for drinking but they also destroy water’s vital life energy and drastically shift its natural pH. By the time your drinking water has been treated, traveled great distances through water pipes and gets into your glass, it has lost much of its vitality, tasting “dead”. As a result, the water we drink is not easily absorbed by our cells, leaving us wanting more. The Tamra™ recharges the vitality of your drinking water. It ionizes, energizes, and balances the pH, making the water “alive” again. This energized water is better absorbed by your cells and therefore enhances hydration.
Since ancient times Ayurveda has advocated the benefits of drinking water from a copper vessel. Ayurveda states that when you store water in a copper vessel it has the ability to balance all the three doshas (vata, kapha and pitta) in your body. This happens because the copper vessel positively charges the water.
Scientifically speaking, when water is stored in a copper vessel for over eight hours, very small quantities of copper get dissolved in this water. This process is called “oligodynamic effect” and has the ability to destroy a wide range of harmful microbes, molds, fungi etc. due to the toxic effect it has on living cells.
This positively charged water is extremely good for health. Even though sometimes it may taste a bit odd, it is worth noting that this water never becomes stale and can be stored for a long time.
Water stored in copper vessels has a number of health benefits; some of the most widely recognized ones include:
- Stimulates brain function
- Promotes digestion
- Boosts bone strength
- Regulates the functioning of the thyroid gland
- Combats arthritis and joint pain
- Boosts skin health
- Regulates body fat
- Improves fertility
- Slows the process of ageing
- Helps efficiently heal wounds
- Improves cardiovascular health
- Acts as an anti-carcinogenic
In the USA, the FDA suggests that our body needs about 12mg of copper a day. This means that you can drink about two to three glasses of water from this copper vessel to reap its benefits. Do not overdo this or it may be harmful for your well-being.