Healing Properties

This list is for guidance only and shouldn’t be taken as medical advice. If in doubt about symptoms consult your Doctor

Stone

Description of Healing Properties

 

Agate 

The agate is believed to improve natural vitality and energy and to increase confidence. It is should be of particular benefit to anyone who needs quick bursts of energy, whether mental or physical

Amazonite

Generally, used to help soothe the nervous system and give relief to those suffering from emotional disturbances

Amber

A fossilized resin which, it is claimed, is best used by those who suffer from throat infections, bronchial disorders or are prone to asthma or convulsions

Amethyst

Known as the spiritual stone, is reputed to help those who wish to develop psychically and give protection if under attack from some sort of psychic attack. Many healers consider it useful in the relief of insomnia and bring serenity in times of grief; placing it beneath the pillow promotes intuitive dreams and inspired thought

Aquamarine

Most useful for dealing with problems of the eyes, liver, throat and stomach. Reputed to promote clear and logical thinking and often used as a good-luck charm for examinations and job interviews

Aventurine

Useful in relieving migraine and soothing the eyes. Traditionally, steep the stone in water and use water the following day to bathe eyes. This water is also good for irritations of the skin

Azurite

Recommended in the writings of Edgar Cayce as an aid to psychic development. A powerful stone and is said to have been used as a general healing stone in the lost continent of Atlantis

Beryl

Chief benefits claimed are to bring relief to complaints of the throat and liver

Bloodstone

Should help overcome depression and melancholia. Is also said to aid psychosomatic illnesses and pains which have an emotional, rather than a physical base

Carnelian

Has the reputation of staunching blood. Should also ease menstrual cramps if worn by sufferer. Can also be used in nosebleeds by being placed against the back of the neck

Cat's eye

Beneficial to sufferers of acne, eczema and other skin eruptions. 

Chalcedony

Should reduce irritability in the wearer and increase feelings of peace and goodwill towards others

Chrysocolla

Mysterious stone used in general healing, considered to be the most efficacious

Chrysoprase

For improvement of memory and to reduce nervousness and impatience. Is also reputed to increase presence of mind of the wearer and cause him to act with sound judgement

Citrine

Helps the wearer to gain clarity of thought, especially if they have lost their way on the life path. Also of benefit to those suffering from poor circulation and helps control the emotions

Coral

Said to promote physical and mental well-being and of particular assistance to those suffering from amnesia. In many parts of the world, it is believed that, coral can ward of evil thoughts and is used for this purpose.

Diamond

Supposed to be of greatest benefit when used in conjunction with other gems and it contains enhancement properties

Emerald

Said to improve the memory and intellect; as well as being of assistance in overcoming feelings of depression and insomnia

Fluorite

A particularly potent stone; it attracts the powers of light and energy and is said to be an excellent general healing. Greatest attribute is known to be its aid to opening the psychic centres, enabling one to meditate at a deeper level and to free one's mind from trivia. It releases the higher consciousness of the individual and assists in the development of many mystical and spiritual gifts

Garnet

Used as a general tonic for the whole system - physical, mental and emotional. It is particularly recommended for those who need to improve their self-respect and self-confidence and to increase their courage

Haematite

Said to increase courage and strengthens the heart and is good for reducing a rapid pulse

Hawk's eye

Uncommon, but believed to help overcome eye diseases

Jade

Should help relieve kidney complaints. Yellow jade should aid poor digestion. When worn as a piece of jewellery, jade provide protection from one's enemies. In ancient China and Egypt was widely used as a talisman to attract good fortune, friendship and loyalty

Jasper

Green Jasper is supposed to improve the sense of smell and overcome depression, bringing stillness to a troubled mind. Red Jasper contains iron oxide which is used medically to control excessive bleeding and it can be useful in overcoming disorders of the blood.

Jet

This is a fossilized plant, not a stone; Should be used in healing to control and ease migraine and pain behind the eyes

Lapis Lazuli

Called by the Ancient Egyptians 'The Stone of Heaven', is thought to be the stone on which were carved the laws given to Moses. Said to have the power to prevent fits and epilepsy and improve the eyesight

Lodestone

Also known as the Hercules Stone, is reputed to be of assistance in healing such ailments as rheumatism, gout, neuralgia, cramp and poor circulation - particularly in the legs and feet

Magnetite

Believed to help in the treatment of rheumatism, liver and eye diseases

Malachite

Contains copper and is claimed to be helpful in the treatment of rheumatism and also in regularising menstrual problems

Moonstone

Claimed to promote long life and happiness and is said to attract friendship and loyalty towards the wearer. In healing terms, it is often used to reduce excess fluid in the body and to reduce the swelling caused by this fluid

Obsidian

Volcanic lava; is good for improving the eyesight. Mystics also believe that it is beneficial for the third eye clarity

Onyx

Reputed to improve concentration and devotion

Opal

Supposed to be unlucky; could be because it induces daydreaming in the wearer, leading to a lack of reality perception. Conversely, inspirational

Pearl

Helpful in clearing all forms of catarrh, bronchitis and chest and lung infections

Peridot

Recommended as a cure for insomnia and is said to aid digestion and useful in reducing fever

Pyrite

Claimed to increase oxygen supply in the blood, to strengthen the circulatory system in general and to be useful in clearing congested air passages

Quartz

Attracts the powers of light and energy; is said to be an excellent general healing. Greatest attribute is known to be its aid to opening the psychic centres, enabling one to meditate at a deeper level and to free one's mind from trivia. Release the higher consciousness of the individual and assists in the development of many mystical and spiritual gifts

Red Coral

Beneficial in the treatment of liver disorders, constipation, eczema and other skin troubles. Said to cleanse the entire system and strengthen mental faculties

Rhodochrosite

Frequently used to integrate the physical, mental and emotional energies of the user

Rose Quartz

Best stone to use for treatment of migraine and headaches of all types. Also used to stimulate the imagination and intellect

Ruby

As well as aiding intuitive thinking; is believed to increase levels of energy. Often used to alleviate disorders of the blood, such as anaemia, poor circulation and menstrual problems

Rutilated Quartz

Particular benefit to those who suffer form respiratory complaints of any form - such as asthma, bronchitis etc. Often used in conjunction with beryl

Sapphire

When used on the physical body, is said to help overcome such problems as backache, skin eruptions, condition of the hair and nails and also to prevent bleeding. On an emotional level, is said to promote an intensity of loving feeling and to give the wearer the qualities of religious devotion, purity of mind and serenity

Serpentine

Believed to increase wisdom and self-control of wearer. Tradition has ti that this stone should always be worn attached to a cord rather than a metal chain

Smokey Quartz

Used traditionally as a talisman or good luck charm and is thought that its beneficial qualities lie rather more in this direction than healing itself

Sodalite

Blue sodalite is reputed to assist in the lowering of blood-pressure and also to have a cooling effect upon those suffering from fever or over-high blood pressure

Tiger's Eye

Claimed that it will counteract feelings of hypochondria and the onset of psychosomatic illness and will also give a feeling of self-confidence and belief in himself by the wearer, thereby inducing increased self-knowledge. 

Topaz

Can relieve high blood-pressure and reduce varicose veins. Also believed to prevent insomnia and to encourage sound dreamless sleep.

Tourmaline

Should be worn against the skin for maximum effect. Its particular properties are reputed to be the relief of nervousness in the wearer and the encouragement of self-assurance. It is, in fact, also known as the 'confidence stone'

Turquoise

American Indians still consider the turquoise to be a sacred stone. They believe that it absorbs harmful vibrations and is a protective stone. A turquoise should always be given never bought for oneself. 

Zircon

Is helpful in increasing the appetite and overcoming problems of the liver