Copper has powerful anti-viral and anti-bacterial properties and can inhibit the growth of superbugs such as methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), and staphylococcus, adenovirus, clostridium difficile, fungi, and harmful bacterial strains, like e. Coli. Research suggests that by storing water for eight hours in a copper jug, the water can be made safe to drink. Anti-microbial copper is now replacing stainless steel and being re-installed in public buildings and hospital intensive care units, thus reducing the transmission of infections.
Copper is an essential trace element that is vital to the health of all plants and animals. According to Yogis and practitioners of Ayurveda, storing water overnight in a copper vessel purifies the liquid and can help prevent ageing. The water is said to be energised and 'blessed' as its crystalline structure is restored and the information and consciousness in every drop is 'super conducted' and possessing abundant healing properties. Copper is also a superb energy conductor which sends and amplifies thoughts and healing. In conjunction with breathing exercises, copper increases sensitivity of the spinal cord to the reception of cosmic energy. Copper works on all of the Chakras.
Drinking water from a copper cup washes the intestinal tract, flushes the kidneys and stimulates peristalsis. Copper helps in maintaining a healthy digestive system, causing excess fat to melt away, and helps reduce bad cholesterol and increase beneficial levels. Copper helps in the production of red blood cells, and bone and haemoglobin, necessary to support the immune system and help the body to repair itself. Copper is a good tonic for the liver, spleen and lymphatic systems and helps cure anaemia. Copper helps ensure proper thyroid function.
Copper is a strong anti-oxidant working in the presence of an anti-oxidant enzyme to safeguard cell membranes from free radicals. Copper can enable the body to build collagen which is a fibrous protein in bone, tendons, cartilage and other connective tissues. Copper dependent enzymes are anti-inflammatory and enable better wound healing and tissue-repair.
As archaeology and folk memory testify, for millennia people have worn copper bracelets to help alleviate arthritic and joint pain. The slight gap between the ends of the bracelet creates a positive and negative charge that helps energy flow through the body's natural electrical circuit, and the bracelet promotes blood circulation and lower blood pressure through transdermal micro-nutrition. A known home remedy was to store drinking water overnight in a copper container in the belief that its consumption was beneficial and strengthening to the muscular system.