In Ayurveda, copper drinking vessels are suggested for the dinacharya (daily rituals) of the yogi, as well as the material of choice for items of complex rituals and pancha karma.
This study may indicate why:
A study found that copper fittings rapidly killed bugs on hospital wards, succeeding where other infection control measures failed.
In the trial at Selly Oak hospital, in Birmingham, copper taps, toilet seats and push plates on doors all but eliminated common bugs.
It is thought the metal ‘suffocates’ germs, preventing them breathing. It may also stop them from feeding and destroy their DNA.
Lab tests show that the metal kills off the deadly MRSA and C difficile superbugs.
It also kills other dangerous germs, including the flu virus and the E coli food poisoning bug.
RSis once again prove they know their stuff.
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