Benefits of Kansa – The magic metal
Kansa is a magical metal that has off late become very popular in the west. I am sure most of us would have seen an ad or an article which talks about this amazing metal. Let’s take a closer look at the phenomena of Kansa magic.
Kansa is an alloy made of 4 parts copper & 1 part tin and is essentially a form of Bronze. In India its very popular as bell metal. Its very easy to recognize the real thing since it sounds distinctly like a bell when you tap its surface.
Kansa is a malleable metal as a result it has found usability via multiple form factors. It’s very popular as massager and until about a couple of decades back the metal was used to make utensils. This was owing to the fact that apart from the health benefits, Kansa does not require any maintenance and is naturally corrosion resistant.
Kansa metal in English : Himself Metal (Bronze is a yellowish-brown metal made from copper and tin)
Pure Kansa is an Indian name for bell metal or bronze. An ultra-superior metal, Kansa is an alloy of Copper 78 percent and Tin 22 percent both heated together up to 700 centigrade to form pure bronze.
The uses of Kansa in our day to day life
As per Ayurveda the benefits of Kansa are many. Creating a metal like Kansa was the best way to imbibe the benefits of copper while avoiding the negatives.
Unlike other metals which may react with food, Kansa is inert and thus is excellent for cooking, eating & storing food.
Our bodies are primarily made of three components, Vata , Pita and Kabha. Kansa plays the role of balancing these three aspects in our bodies, thus keeping healthy and sound.
Kansa also has a lot of antiseptic properties; it sterilizes the surface making it ideal to make utensils for eating and drinking.
Kansa was and in many parts of India is still used to store water. Water stored in Kansa is imbibed with positive vibrations and as per tradition does not go bad.
Apart from the above Kansa also has various beauty, wellness, medicinal and lifestyle related benefits that are beyond the scope of this article.
The copper in Kansa ensures that we have a smooth digestion. It also, relives our join pains and ensures that we have enough copper in our body to keep our thyroid active. It enhances our brain function, heart health, Works as a anti-oxidant and enhances our immunity. In short, Its magic!
Kansa while being corrosion resistant can lose its lustre over time. However, that can be easily countered by using Bhasma (Organic Ash) to tamarind pulp to polish the same. If you are not a DIY person then you can pick up Brasso from your local hardware shop.
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