Copper & Brass

Disclaimer–This is simply from an herbalist viewpoint and not medical information!

this post was on the page of Jeanne Rose

who is an expert on hydrosols and herbs…

I use a copper stll to make my own hydrosols.

I hope you find this information useful…

ATTENTION: All you copper heads and lovers of copper. [sterling silver is helpful too]

Using Copper to Prevent the Spread of Respiratory Viruses

Date:November 10, 2015

Source:University of Southampton

Summary:Copper can effectively help to prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, which are linked to severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS), new research shows. Animal coronaviruses that ‘host jump’ to humans, such as SARS and MERS, result in severe infections with high mortality. Researchers found that a closely-related human coronavirus – 229E – can remain infectious on common surface materials for several days, but is rapidly destroyed on copper.

New research from the University of Southampton has found that copper can effectively help to prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, which are linked to severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS).

Animal coronaviruses that ‘host jump’ to humans, such as SARS and MERS, result in severe infections with high mortality. The Southampton researchers found that a closely-related human coronavirus — 229E — can remain infectious on common surface materials for several days, but is rapidly destroyed on copper.

Copper. What you need. Just touch it. Feel it. Keep a piece in your pocket and run your hands over it. It kills bacteria and virus and sulphur and yeast.

Modern Uses of Copper: Copper is significant in improving public health. It’s anti-pathogen properties help to guard against infections in homes, at work, and in hospitals.
Copper tubing, is widely used in plumbing because it can help preserve the purity of drinking water. Copper has antimicrobial effects that can inhibit water-borne microorganisms, such as bacteria, viruses, algae, and infectious parasites in the drinking water supply. These can reside in the plumbing or in the water itself. These microorganisms pose a variety of health hazards to humans, including Legionnaire’s Disease, deadly E. coli infections, and polio.

Surfaces made from copper and brass, such as doorknobs and tabletops, can also reduce the spread of disease-causing organisms. Microbial food poisoning can be reduced by using a copper surface when preparing food. Recent research established that the Escherichia coli O157 strain, an especially lethal strain of the E. coli bacterium, dies after just a few hours on a copper surface, even under dry conditions. However, the deadly bacterium can live for over a month on stainless steel, which is a common surface material in food processing and in the steam distillation of plants.
Similarly, hospitals and clinics have reduced the incidental transfer of microorganisms with copper-based, antibacterial paint on walls and by installing copper or brass doorknobs and fittings on doors. Copper is also used in the preparation of antibiotics to keep them pure.

Get a piece of copper, tubing or pencil shape, every time your nose tickles whoosh it around in the cavity and kill those evil virus lurking there.

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