Water is an essential element to sustain life on this planet. 70 per cent of the human body is made up of water. You may not have known this but in ancient times, our ancestors and even our grandmothers followed the practice of storing water in containers made of copper. Their aim was probably to safeguard drinking water but there's more to the story. In today's modern world where we have UV filters and RO purifiers to purify water, the storage of water in metal containers may sound old-fashioned and not needed. However, this age-old practice referenced in ancient texts of Ayurveda is now supported by several.They had observed that copper was a good material for storing water, and realized the natural health benefits of drinking water stored in copper vessels. It was also observed that animals drinking from copper vessels and plants watered with copper-rich water were healthier than those that didn’t.