The Ayurvedic tradition of drinking and storing water in copper water containers has been around for centuries. In fact, this long-standing ancient Indian practice of drinking water out of copper cups, vessels and containers is the inspiration for our Niagara Copper Water Dispenser.
In fact, the oldest recorded medical use of copper comes from an ancient Egyptian medical text circa 2200 B.C. describing the use of copper to sterilise drinking water and treat wounds for infection.
Today I would like to share the Ayurvedic wisdom behind using a copper water container or dispenser at home as well as why this benefits you and your family's well being.
Before we look into what a copper water dispenser or container does, let us delve into the benefits of storing water in copper vessels. This article addresses the benefits of drinking copper water from a dispenser as well as why you and your family should start using one.
Why Are Copper Vessel Used To Store Water?
To understand the reason why a couple water dispenser is used for drinking and storing water, we need to delve into the Ayurvedic wisdom of balancing our energies for optimum health.
The thousand-year tradition of Ayurvedic medicine prescribes drinking a cup of water stored in copper vessels everyday to restore the balance of all the three doshas in our body, namelyvata, kapha and pitta.
According to Ayurvedic medicine, these three doshas are believed to be responsible for a person's emotional, mental and physiological health. Therefore, having a good balance of those three is a person's blueprint to optimal health.
The Ayurvedic Guide To Drinking Water From A Copper Water Container
As mentioned before, Ayurvedic medicine believes that optimal health is achieved when the 3 doshas that govern a person's emotional, mental and physiological health are balanced.
According to Ayurvedic practices, the water stored in any water vessel is known as "tamara jal". It is suggested that you should consume the water stored in copper water vessels for at least eight hours.
This is why drinking copper water everyday early in the morning helps to promote optimum health. This is especially true during the cold, winter months where most of us are perceptive to the flu. To learn more about how our copper water dispenser compares to getting the flu shot, read this in-depth article.
The practice of Intention, Litmus, Medium and Shine in your daily drinking of copper water will definitely help you make the most out of the Ayurvedic way of drinking copper water.
Therefore, getting your drinking water from a handmade copper water dispenser provides you a good chance at drinking disinfected copper water that also yields plenty of health benefits for you and your family.
If you start your day by drinking a cup of copper water in the morning, you are setting yourintention for good health and well-being in the long term.
The Design Behind Our Hand Hammered Niagara Copper Water Dispenser
Complete with a stainless steel spigot sealed with silicone, our hand hammered copper water dispenser is seamlessly constructed from 100% recycled copper. Apart from that, our water dispenser also comes with a matching lid that will not separate easily. Its seamless construction is tig welded to ensure zero leakage from this copper water jug dispenser.
Designed to hold 5-gallon spring water bottles, you and your entire family can definitely use our Niagara Copper Water Dispenser to dispense drinking water all day long!
Copper also tends to have a natural cooling property when it is used to store water, that is why drinking water from our handmade copper water dispenser also gives you a delicious tasting water every single day.
If you do not like the taste of tap water and are looking for a plastic-free alternative, our copper water dispenser is an environmentally-friendly option that is also super convenient for households and offices. Using 5-gallon water bottles instead of using single use plastic water bottles is also a much more sustainable option for modern society.
It is most often recommended to store your water in copper for at least 8 hours to allow time for the beneficial properties of copper and water to interact, there is no time limit for how long your water can be stored or left in the copper water dispenser. Water can be left in the copper for days, weeks, or months at a time without any issues.
How Does A Copper Water Dispenser Work?
Before we discuss how a copper water dispenser differs from other water dispensers made of different materials, let us look at the basics of how a water dispenser works.
In a nutshell, a water dispenser is a device that dispenses water as well as to provide easy access to clean drinking water. Some water dispensers have multiple functions that include heating, cooling and heating water.
Commonly used in residential homes and offices,drinking from a water dispenser is generally more enjoyable as it provides the following benefits:
- A better alternative from drinking tap water from the sink
- Safer option if homes do not have ideal drinking water from the tap
- Ability to heat and cool water instantly
- Filtered water can be used with a water dispenser, making it a better source of daily drinking water
Most water dispensers have a similar concept of delivering water from a spigot or a tap, usually with a button or a knob for users to dispense water at will.
Bottled water dispensers such as our Niagara Copper Water Dispenser commonly have a 5-gallon water bottle upside down or top of the machine. This feature allows vacuum pressure and gravity to fill a glass with water when someone presses or releases the water spigot. Air is allowed into the bottle when this happens, which helps the water escape into your cup or bottle.
So, Why Use A Copper Water Dispenser Or A Copper Water Container?
The question now lies in why use a copper water dispenser or container when you can use glass, plastic or even bottle-less water dispensers?
As mentioned earlier, drinking water from a handmade copper water dispenser gives you the following benefits:
- Long-term healing properties that include better digestion, hormone regulation and heart health
- Copper’s oligodynamic effect means drinking water from a copper container or dispenser helps protect you from infections
- Better tasting daily drinking water for households and commercial offices
- Convenient to use: Our Niagara Copper Water Dispenser gives you all time access to copper water anytime you need to fill up at home. This stunning copper vessel also makes a beautiful centerpiece in your kitchen and living room, and is definitely great for serving cool drinking water to guests, friends and family.
Last but not least, storing and drinking water in our hand hammered copper water dispenser is also great if you live off the grid and do not have access to clean, drinking water.
This recent report by WHO entitled Guidelines for Drinking Water Qualityhas found scientific evidence that there is no realistic risk of drinking too much copper water stored in a copper vessel. This is also true even if the water was stored overnight in copper pots as part of the study.
If you love your copper water dispenser and would love to take it anywhere you go, you can also easily do that with our Niagara Copper Water Dispenser. This stunning copper vessel also makes a beautiful centerpiece in your kitchen and living room, and is definitely great for serving cool drinking water to guests, friends and family.
Here is some information from a study done by International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research of Bangladesh published in the Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition about how storing drinking water in copper pots kills bacteria.
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