Material : Bronze (Kansa) is an alloy of Copper and Tin. The materials in different proportions yield varied properties making the alloy suitable for a wide variety of applications. The blend of enough ductility with superior strength makes it a metal of choice not only for utility but also for creativity.
Kansa is primarily a type of bronze with 78% Copper and 22% Tin. Traditionally the metal was made with copper and tin in the proportion of 4:1. Different proportions of copper and tin yield different properties to the metal. Modern bronze alloys also mix other metals such as aluminium, manganese, nickel or zinc and sometimes nonmetals or metalloids such as arsenic, phosphorus or silicon. These additions produce a range of alloys that may be harder than copper alone, or have other useful properties, such as stiffness, ductility, or machinability.
Health Benefits : Ayurveda has several references to Kansa?s therapeutic benefits. The right proportion of copper and tin produces health benefits that have stood the test of time. Kansa is man-made yet natural and provides the natural elements of copper and tin which are essential to the proper functioning of the body.
Copper is essential for the brain and the nervous system. It plays a role in collagen production which is one of the essential structural components of the body. It also helps in the neuron signalling in the brain by acting as a damper between neurons. Copper is germicidal i.e it kills germs. This helps prevent the production and accumulation of germs on bronze utensils. Copper also helps reduce the pH of the body and has an alkalizing effect.
The other component of bronze is tin which is very essential for the production of haemoglobin in the blood. Tin is also a trace element which catalyzes several body functions. Tin helps maintain the adrenals and hence adds energy and removes fatigue. It is also good for the mood and counters depression.
As both copper and tin play vital role for the brain functions, the ancient Ayurveda says ????????? ????????????? ?meaning ? eating in Bronze utensils enhances Intellect. The combined effect of both the metals helps maintain the pH of the body by alkalinizing the acids thus providing a boost to the vitality and energy of the body. Kansa improve the immunity power while detoxifying the internal organs. The balance of the innate energy of the body is restored and a healing effect is experienced by the entire body.
Spiritual Benefits : Kansa has the warmth and joy associated with spirituality. It has the softness of sound that binds and fosters relationships. It has the quality of internal bliss which is both the path and the destination of spirituality. Kansa?s association with spirituality is much higher than gold and silver which symbolizes that the character counts much more than the appearances.
Cleaning Instructions :Bronze do oxidize as it is a mixture of copper & tin, hence we recommend you to clean every 2-3 days to preserve its shining. Wash Bronze utensils by cleaning powder (lemon juice & baking soda) or Colgate paste (White original paste) to maintain the shine.