Water is a key source of nourishment for the human body. How you consume water and the quality of water you intake affects your body’s physical and mental health. An online store for local Indian ‘super-foods’ Homegrown Platter shares information on sun-charged water’s benefits and its Ayurvedic importance.
Gone are the days when we had the availability of freshwater directly from rivers and lakes. Today, a majority of drinking water sources have been polluted. Water is stored in plastic tanks and passed through rusted pipes which as a result ends up becoming what is known as ‘dead water’ according to Ayurveda. The easy solution is Sun Charged Water. Sun is the source of life, and it is believed that sunlight contains more than 70 elements and powerful waves. When mixed with water the water is charged while also making it anti-viral, antifungal, and antibacterial.
What is sun-charged water?
Sun-charged water is natural water infused with minerals from the sun.
How to make sun-charged water?
Pour clean drinking water into a shallow earthen pot or a clear glass container. Place it outside in direct sunlight (do not place it on grass).
Cover it using a thin muslin cloth or cork (in the case of glass bottles). Allow it to charge for a good 5-7 hours, preferably in the morning around 7-9 am. Later, collect it in your water dispenser and drink it within 24 hours (do not refrigerate).
-Great for cooking food and bathing regularly for its natural potency, and hair and skin benefits.
-Beneficial for pets and plants.
What are the benefits of sun-charged water?
It has a lot of Ayurvedic importance and benefits. This solarized water is also known as sun-treatment or Surya Chikitsa/ Suryang Santaptam in Ayurveda. It is considered to be the purest water, which is highly effective due to the light and heat that oxidises the water, changing its molecular structure and making it more alive by infusing it with natural benefits.
Natural benefits of sun-charged water
-Its healing property addresses skin concerns and helps it glow naturally.
-Speeds up the healing process and improves skin condition through cell and tissue rejuvenation.
-An excellent natural source of Vitamin D. Solarized water contains a fantastic amount of natural sunshine that can give us around 10,000 IU of vitamin D. It is strong enough to help provide our bodies with Vitamin D, which is crucial for regulating your immune system.
-Helps get rid of diseases, eliminating the root cause of internal diseases and improves the health of internal organs.
-Maintains a healthy body by removing toxins.
-Removes heavy metals, radiation, and toxins from digestive systems as well as blood circulation systems that might cause congestion or other types of problems in the colon.
-During hotter months it can help change the PH level of the body to alkaline, thereby eliminating body heat and also decreasing the chances of getting sick with chronic diseases.
-Increased energy levels as it also helps with insomnia, depression, mental instability, and anxiety.
-Enhances memory, brain functioning and body’s energy retention power.
– Cleans brain cells from harmful ingredients and balances the quantum of the sun’s energy in the body.
Conclusion: Whether it is summer or winter, any time is the perfect time to get going with this habit and incorporate it into your daily routine because it’s these small steps that eventually make a huge difference in your overall well-being. You can also jazz up this water by adding 4 to 5 strands of vetiver roots or 2 to 3 drops of our edible rose water for an extra hydrating and cooling effect.