Copper is considered an essential mineral for our body. It can fight off cancer. Copper has very strong antioxidant properties that help 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.
Ayurveda 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 is called ‘Tamra Jal’ and it helps to balance all three doshas (Kapha, Vata, and Pitta.)