My Journey to Discover Coppa
One of my fascinations as a holistic nutritionist is Ayurveda. I have spent time in India doing Panchakarma, which is an Ayurvedic cleansing system from India designed to detoxify and rejuvenate the body, mind, and spirit. Panchakarma
not only rids the physical body of toxins but also brings balance and well-being.
India is a very special place for me. It has helped heal my wounded heart and grounded my soul. It is a humbling and mystical place, where tradition, spirituality, and peace are celebrated. So naturally, it was a joy to start a business with its origins in India.
Last year I embarked on my journey to source these beautiful vessels. Authenticity and integrity are values that I live by and I wanted to ensure that I was not procuring from a ‘sweatshop’. It was a wonderful learning experience, to meet my supplier and see how these beautiful vessels were crafted. It is hot and sweaty work but watching how skilled the workers are was inspiring. My supplier was passionate and eager to help me produce a beautiful bottle to share with others.
The Magic of Copper
The ancient ayurvedic practice of storing water in a copper vessel for purification and health has been revered for thousands of years. Long before modern methods of water purification came about, people were using copper as a way to cleanse our earth’s greatest life-giving resource. They would store it overnight in large containers to be used the next day.
The Science Behind Copper
The scientific community has become fascinated by the claims of copper’s power and took it upon themselves to test the theories that were understood by those Eastern ancestors. Unsurprisingly, studies have shown that water stored in copper containers is not only free from bacteria but also has a raised pH level, leaving it naturally more alkaline which has many health benefits.
Copper and Modern Medicine
Copper may be a solution to the growing, deadly problem of hospital acquired infections and the rising incidence of superbugs. Due to copper’s power to kill some of the most infectious bacteria, many hospitals are equipping their wards and theatres with copper alloy surfaces, bed rails, tables and door knobs.
Copper ions dissolve in water in small amounts. This is known as the Oligodynamic Effect and in essence, it results in the water having the potency to destroy harmful microbes, fungi, bacteria and viruses. This unique property of copper was recognised by the Vedic Indians. It was incorporated into a daily practice based on the teachings of Ayurveda, and its incredible properties are fast becoming well-known and extensively used in the modern day world.