What is the best use of copper for good health?

Copper as we all know is a metal that is very famous for its many uses and medicinal properties. The surface of the metal is known to kill viruses and bacteria in a very short span of time. In India with its rich history in Ayurveda, copper has been used for years for treatments and to make traditional medicine. Utensils and jewellery have been made from Copper as well.

All of us have these grandmothers at home who sometimes believe in the craziest thing. My grandmom wore a copper ring in her index finger because she believed that it was good for her nervous system and immunity. I thought she was crazy to believe that but today, in this time of the great pandemic of the COVID-19 several types of research have proved that copper is very useful in fighting the disease because it kills the pathogens that settle on its surface within three hours. Several governments across the world have started using copper to coat their buildings’ door handles, furniture and have started implementing them in other public places as well.

So, if copper can do so much, what do you think are its benefits for our bodies and its well-being?

Our body requires a certain amount of copper for the able functioning of its system. But copper cannot be produced by our bodies hence it needs to be obtained through other external elements.  Copper for absolute human use can be used in a few ways. It can be consumed as part of our food, worn as jewellery, and can be used as utensils to store food and water. It is very important to note that copper is a heavy metal and so our bodies require only a trace of it. Too much copper or too little copper can cause problems for our health.

 Here are a few pointers that can be followed to induce copper into our systems.

  1. Jewellery
  • Bracelets
  • Rings
  • Earrings
  • Anklets
  • Necklace
  1. Copper rich food
  • Lentils
  • Green leafy vegetables
  • Nuts
  • Peanut butter
  • Beans
  • Peas
  • Potatoes
  • Cereal
  • Seafood
  1. Utensils
  • Water bottles
  • Storage vessels
  • Tiffin carrier
  • Water pots
  • Plates
  • Spoons
  • Forks


There are several health benefits that copper provides to our health. Most of them have been proved by various researches. Here are the health benefits.


As copper has many anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, it helps a lot in easing out the digestive processes in our bodies. It is proved to have helped to cure ulcers, stomach infections, and even basic indigestion problems. It also ensures that the blood absorbs the maximum nutrients from the food we eat and helps in breaking down the food to avoid indigestion. It helps the liver and kidneys to regulate the waste disposal in our bodies.


Yes, it’s true. Copper does help in slowing down the ageing process that our body goes through as we grow older each day. The copper does an important function by increasing the density of our nerve fibres from both inside and outside in such a way that you not only look young but also feel young. The rich anti-oxidants in copper help with the fine lines caused by radicals to fade away.

3.    HELPS to HEAL wounds FASTER

As mentioned before, Copper has a high level of anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties which help to heal the wounds quicker than usual. It is also known to heal wounds caused by surgery or internal wounds and helps the functioning that is slowed down by it, get back on track faster. It helps the immune system to fight diseases and makes the body stronger and more prepared to fight diseases or infections.


The lesser the copper is in the body, the riskier it is for the heart and its cardiovascular system. The copper is very essential for the arteries to clean the blood. Copper is known to help strengthen the fibres that connect the aorta and maintain a smooth flow of blood, to and from the heart.


As we have seen above, copper is very good in helping with digestion and excretion functions of the body which means that only the necessary nutrients and food that the body requires are present in the body. Hence the body’s weight is kept on a check as the excess gets flushed out. Moreover, it is claimed that drinking water from a copper vessel in the morning on an empty stomach helps you lose weight.


Copper jewellery has been proven to help improve the strength of bones and muscles. People affected by arthritis are advised to wear copper bracelets due to its anti-inflammatory properties. It is also beneficial to reduce the weakness of bones and muscles.


Copper has very potent anti-inflammatory properties. This asset is especially great to relieve aches and pains caused due to inflamed joints – like in the case of arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.

The health properties and benefits listed here helps you understand how copper is beneficial for your good health in the long run. Now that the world is affected by the pandemic, it is high time that we start infusing copper into our lifestyle to improve our immunity. Copper is a very environment-friendly and sustainable option as opposed to plastic so we are doing ourselves and the world a favour. Can it get any better?

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