We are gradually coming to establish faith in ancient techniques such as Ayurveda. However, the problem is, that the urge to learn those ancient methods and work accordingly is not strong enough. Which leads to lack of information and results in loss of interest.
But if it's about Ayurveda and its remedies, you must be able to discipline yourself to learn from trustworthy sources and then apply those methods in your lives. For example, Ayurveda prescribes the use of some specific metals that apparently help our health if we eat in them. That is why read on and find out all you need to know about the best Ayurvedic metals and why you should eat/cook in them.
The Importance of Ayurvedic Metals
Ayurveda is one of the oldest and the most widely trusted form of medicine and it considers cooking as an important aspect of one's life. Although in today’s times the traditional ways and forms of cooking in ayurvedic metal utensils are being replaced by modern glassware and non-stick cookware. But, according to the basic principles of ayurveda, the metal of utensils we use to cook our food, is one of the most important things.
Ayurvedic metals like copper, bronze or brass, have properties to retain the nutritional value of your food and that is why it is suggested to use the cookware and utensils made out of these metals.
Ayurvedic Metals And The Legacy Of Their Craft
The famous scripture ‘Rasratnasamucchaya’, mentions the importance of Ayurvedic metals and Kansa or Bronze kitchenware. The ancient civilizations made use of bronze for making utensils, crafting idols of gods and goddesses, and other such things and that is why the period that dates back to 3000 years, is also referred to as the bronze age. The making of Kansa Kitchenware was in itself, a kind of tradition or a legacy that generations of craftsmen followed and took forward.
The making of such vessels is a form of intricate craft and it was very popular in ancient times. Let’s take a look at the ayurvedic metals and their impacts on our health.
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We all might have heard that drinking water from copper vessels can boost our health. Let us understand the facts behind it. Copper is both a mineral that is essential for good health and is a toxic and heavy metal. When you store water inside a copper vessel for more than eight hours, it starts dissolving its positive properties in the water and you can store water inside a copper vessel for as long as you want and it will still be fresh.
Here are some benefits of using copper cookware:
- Stimulates your brain to improve its functions
- Reduces inflammation in joints
- Improves skin health and gives you a youthful glow
- Regulates the digestive health
- Kill the harmful bacteria in the body
- Improves your thyroid gland functions
- Promotes weight loss
- Helps in healing your wounds faster
- Combats hypertension(how to prevent hypertension) and protects your cardiovascular health
- Has the properties to prevent cancer
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The best part about using brass utensils is that it helps in retaining the real taste of dishes or milk that you cook or boil in it. Here are some reasons why you should use brass cookware:
- Has a cooling effect and can provide relief against burning sensations
- Improves blood quality by increasing the hemoglobin in the body
- Makes the skin healthier
- Doesn’t get corroded easily de to its high resistance.
Bell Metal Or Bronze(Kansa)
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Bronze has been used in the making of cookware for centuries as it ensures the well-being and maintenance of our health. Bronze is a great conductor of heat and that is why it keeps the food hot and enriched with nutrients for a longer period of time. Let us take a look at some benefits of Bronze or Kansa.
- Bronze has the property of improving the quality of air indoors
- It boosts your brain to sharpen your memory
- Helps in purifying the blood
- Makes you hungry and helps in regulating your meals
- It helps in purifying the food and curing acidity(remedies to cure acidity).
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So, use ayurvedic metals and boost your health by combating all the negatives that take a toll on the nutritional value of your food and result in failure in impacting your health positively. Stay tuned to Her Zindagi for more such articles.