Tamba/Tamra Copper in Ayurveda
Tamba natural substance has great significance in Ayurveda and it is used to cure many diseases. Tamba is also popular with name Tamra. In English, Tamba is known asCopper (Cu ) in English and this chemical element with atomic number 29 in periodic table with chemical properties (Atomic Weight- 63.54, Hardness- 2.5-3, m.p. 1089 °C and b.p. 2313 °C). Tamba is the Reddish Brown color bright metal. Tamba is one best conductor of heat and electricity and has great uses to make many electronic products.
In Vedas, the Tamba has great importance and explained in brief. You can see Tamba Dhatu (Copper metal) things in MahaBharat and ShriMadBhagvat on many places. In Ayurvedic scripture, mainly in Charak Samhita demonstrate the health benefits of Tamba/ Tamra. In medication, the Tamba has been used from over 3000 years.
Tamba Copper Uses in Ayurveda
In Ayurveda, Tamba is not used directly for medicinal purposes but it is used as Tamba Bhasma or Tamra Bhasma.It is used in Leprosy, abdominal diseases, worms, liver, spleen, piles, cough, asthma, diabetes, acidity, and in many other disorder treatments. A low amount dose of this drug has been used means 1/7-1 ratti (1 Ratti = 0.6 Carat). Tamra Bhasma is used with honey, herbs extract and powder etc. Ayurveda suggest you to drink Copper water in morning stored in a Copper vessel in night for good health. Copper water (Tamba Pani) is anti-aging, melanin producer and good for skin health. Copper water stimulate brain function and thyroid gland working. It is also good for arthritis, joint pain and good for heart. Many people wearing Copper (Tamba/Tamra) ring to avoid finger skin problem in which skin off (Ungliyon Ke Shoye Jana- Hindi) near nails.Tamra/ Tamba Bhasma is a part of many ayurvedic products of Patanali like Amwateshwar Ras, arogyavardhini vati, kshayakesri ras, Nityanand ras, Tamraparpti, PranBhallab Ras.