Throughout history, healers have understood the value of copper in
obtaining and maintaining optimum health. Whether topically applied or
ingested, many forms of copper and copper compounds (such as copper
carbonate, copper silicate, copper oxide, copper sulfate, copper
chloride, etc.) were used throughout history for the treatment of
disease. Copper has been used for medicinal purposes as far back as
ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome as well as in the ancient Aztec
Copper in the 21 Century
jewelry worn directly on skin has been used for a hundred years or more
as a remedy for many ailments, including arthritis. Now, copper
bracelets to ease joint and arthritis pain are ubiquitous in health food
stores, and health magazines and cataloges.
understanding that copper deficiency can result in gray hair, skin
wrinkles, crow's feet, varicose veins and saggy skin, copper has
recently been touted as a "Fountain of Youth" for its ability to improve
the elastic fiber in skin, increase skin flexibility, and act as an
anti-wrinkle treatment. It has even been said to be able to return gray
hair back to its natural color.
As modern researches continue to
investigate the role of copper in the functioning of the human body, the
efficacy of copper as a trace element critical to human health and
wellness is slowly but surely being discovered ... or, shall we say,
rediscovered, since the incredible healing properties of copper have
been understood and used throughout human history.