Healing Powers and Qualities Of Gemstones
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Agate
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Emerald
Garnet
Jade
Jasper
Malachite
Moonstone
Onyx
Opal
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Ruby
Sapphire
Topaz
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Turquoise

Agate
Agate was highly valued as a talisman or amulet in ancient times. It was said to quench thirst and protect from fevers. Persian magicians used agate to divert storms.
Placed on the abdomen or taken as an elixir, Agate stimulates the digestive process and relieves gastritis. It heals the eyes, stomach, and uterus, it cleanses the lymphatic system and the pancreas, it strengthens blood vessels and it heals skin disorders. Legend has it that agate guarded the wearer from all dangers and endowed the wearer with a bold heart. Wearing Agate was believed to cure insomnia and thought to insure pleasant dreams.
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Amazonite
Amazonite’s strong calcium base helps to build strong teeth and works on the spine as well. In cases of acute arthritis, where there is a build up of calcium deposits, Amazonite helps removes the excess calcium within the joints. It alleviates muscle spasms.
Microcline is said to be useful in the treatment of eye disorders and fevers, and to help control water retention and to help with ease of childbirth. It is said to stimulate clarity of thought, to enhance understanding, and to improve one's ability to cooperate with others.
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Amber
It is good for the throat, treating goitres and other throat problems. It treats the stomach, spleen, kidneys, bladder, liver and gallbladder, alleviates joint problems, and strengthens the mucus membranes. As an elixir and for wound healing, it is an excellent natural antibiotic. Honey was mixed with powdered amber and prescribed for asthma, gout, and the black plague.
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Amethyst
Because amethyst was thought to encourage celibacy and symbolize piety, amethyst was very important in the ornamentation of Catholic and other churches in the Middle Ages. It was, in particular, considered to be the stone of bishops and they still often wear amethyst rings. In Tibet, amethyst is considered to be sacred to Buddha and rosaries are often fashioned from it. Amethyst is given as a symbol of sincerity, security, and peace of mind. Legends proclaim wearing Amethyst or drinking from an Amethyst chalice would prevent intoxication!
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Aquamarine
Illnesses that Aquamarine is said to help include fluid retention, coughs, fear, thymus gland, calms nerves, problems with eyes, ears, jaw, neck, stomach, teeth, and mental clarity and meditation.
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Beryl
Beryl is believed to have healing properties relating to laziness, hiccups, swollen glands, eye diseases and bowel cancer. Variations in the colour of Beryl give different names to the gemstone, such as blue giving rise to Aquamarine and green for Emerald.
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Bloodstone
Bloodstone is said to be good for fluid retention, coughs, fear, thymus gland, calms nerves, problems with eyes, ears, jaw, neck, stomach, teeth, and mental clarity and meditation.
In ancient times, bloodstone was thought to be able to stop hemorrhages with the merest touch. Bloodstone relieves stomach and bowel pain. It strengthens blood purifying organs and improves blood circulation. Bloodstone has a positive influence on a bladder.
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Carnelian
Red carnelian is used to stop haemorrhages, nosebleeds, and to purify the blood.
Carnelian was also thought to be the talisman that resisted the onset of bed temper. It is said to help balance creativity and mental processing, grounding, stimulates curiosity and initiative, focuses attention to the present moment, helps with digestion and is used with citrine on lower 3 chakras. Carnelian was said to bring luck, protection and comfort in the 1700's. In the 1800's, Carnelian was said to help those who needed courage to speak.
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Chariote
Chariote is believed by some to aid in the treatment of general aches and pains, liver ailments, stimulation and regulation of blood pressure and pulse rate, eyes, heart, headaches, pancreas (excess of sugars). Chariote is believed to enhance self-esteem, accelerate spiritual growth, soothe hot emotions, help in letting go and enhances ones ability to love. Chariote is a high frequency stone said to guide a person along their life’s path. It gives a sense of peace and harmony, and makes life and destiny flow. It enables us to understand and learn from our mistakes in life, and it enables us to see the good in other people.
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Citrine
Citrine reverses degenerative disease, stimulates digestion, the spleen, and the pancreas. It negates infections in the kidney and bladder, helps eye problems, increases blood circulation, detoxifies the blood, activates the thymus, and balances the thyroid. It has a warming effect and fortifies the nerves. Citrine is an eliminator – it relieves constipation and removes cellulite. As an elixir, it is helpful for menstrual problems and menopausal symptoms such as hot flushes, balancing the hormones and alleviating fatigue. Citrine is said to help one connect with Spirit, and is given as a symbol of hope, youth, health, and fidelity. Citrine is a powerful cleanser, balancer and regenerator.
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Coral
Coral was also long thought to be a strong talisman against bleeding, evil spirits, and hurricanes. Nowadays Coral is still used as a talisman in many cultures in order to ward off evil spirits. Coral is reported to soothe fears and tensions, and to encourage positive ways of living together. Coral is believed to give the wearer physical and mental energy, increased lifespan, marital happiness and youth. . Indian Astrologers believe that Yellow rays (of which Coral has many) and therefore it can heal maladies of the flesh- rheumatism, genital problems and even mental disorders. The Romans wore it as an amulet around their necks during wars as protection. The Tibetans believe that deep red coral is a healing stone.
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Diamond
Diamonds have stood for wealth, power, love, spirit and magical powers. The Diamond is the symbol of purity. Its pure white light can help you to bring your life into a cohesive whole. It bonds relationships, bringing love and clarity into a partnership. Diamond attracts abundance, and the larger the Diamond, the more abundance there is. A large Diamond is also excellent for blocking geopathic or electromagnetic stress and for protection against cell phones. Psychologically, the qualities that Diamond imparts include fearlessness, invincibility, and fortitude. Diamond clears emotional and mental pain, reduces fear, and brings about new beginnings. It is a highly creative stone, stimulating imagination and inventiveness.
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Emerald
Emerald is used for physical and emotional healing. According to legend, Emeralds strengthen the owner's memory, quicken the intelligence and assist in predicting the future. According to the Vedas, the holy scriptures of the Indians, 'Emeralds promise good luck ...'; and 'The emerald enhances the well-being ...'. The treasure chests of Indian maharajas and maharanis were full of emeralds. In ancient Rome, green was the colour of Venus, the goddess of beauty and love, so the emerald is regarded as the gemstone of beauty and constant love.
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Garnet
Garnet is used as a power stone. Garnet is given as a symbol of consistency, perseverance and good health. According to legend, Garnet gives its wearer guidance in night travel, protects them from night mares and evil, promotes long-lasting love, and prevents depression and hearing difficulties. Garnets are a group of minerals, including Rhodolite (used for capillaries, skin elasticity and protection from pre-cancerous conditions), and Spessartine (used for bad dreams, depression, anger, self esteem, haemorrhages, hormone imbalances, inflammations and sexual disease).
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Jade
Jade is symbolised as an image of peace, kindness, elegance and eternity. Jade was believed to cure renal colic. Legends have it that the Spanish conquers of Central America wore amulets of Jadeite to prevent/cure hip and kidney complaints. Jade is said to represent the virtues of wisdom, justice, compassion, modesty and courage. Jade also symbolises the female-erotic and it helps you relax. It also helps with seeing what tasks are to be done as well as helping with actually doing those tasks. In ancient Egypt, jade was admired as the stone of love, inner peace, harmony and balance. In other regions and cultures too, jade was regarded as a lucky or protective stone.
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Jasper
Jasper was believed to strengthen the stomach, cure gynaecological problems. Jasper is useful for heart problems. There are various types of Jasper, including:
Leopard Skin Jasper brings everyday joy in life;
Red Jasper is believed to bring protection from danger and dangerous situations. This gemstone's healing powers are taken advantage of in heart problems, haemorrhages, and menstrual problems;
Yellow Jasper ‘clears the mind’ and is good for the Solar Plexus, Intelligence and Concentration;
Brown Jasper is also good for ‘clearing the mind’, as well as for grounding, centring and self-esteem;
Green Jasper is a general healer, but especially good for stomach problems, hallucinations and restful sleep;
Black Jaspers are considered important in absorbing negative energy. This is believed to be a protective gemstone, especially for women during childbirth.
Poppy Jasper brings joy into your life. Poppy Jasper may be useful for heart problems, haemophilia, and blood disorders;
Opalite Jasper helps you to sleep;
Fancy Jasper is useful for general healing;
Picasso Jasper is used for immune system response and for general healing. Picasso jasper may also be useful for eye problems;
Picture Jasper is said to improve grounding and creativity. Picture Jasper is considered a major gemstone of earth consciousness, of responsibility, caring for and saving our planet;
Rainbow Jasper helps us to focus without overanalyzing.
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Malachite
Malachite is said to bring harmony and balance into one's life. It focuses the mind and makes life’s changes easier. It is said that malachite gives knowledge and patience. Malachite was used as a children's talisman to ward off danger and illness. Malachite symbolizes the magical and healing powers of all plant forms. It absorbs energy, so is very useful for drawing out emotional negativity. Malachite helps to release repressed emotions and to restore deep breathing. Malachite is also a very valuable stone to use for stimulating creativity.
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Moonstone
Moonstone has traditionally been used to enhance psychic abilities and to develop clairvoyance. Moonstone powerfully affects the female reproductive cycle and alleviates menstrual-related disease and tension. It is linked to the pineal gland and balances the hormonal system, stabilizes fluid imbalances, and attunes to the biorhythmic clock. It is helpful in cases of shock and can be used to calm hyperactive children. Moonstone aligns vertebrae and it is good digestive aid. Psychologically, Moonstone calms overreactions to situations and to emotional triggers. Mentally, Moonstone opens the mind to sudden and irrational impulses, serendipity, and synchronicity.
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Onyx
Onyx is used as a heart, kidney, nerve, capillary, hair, eye and nail strengthener. Mexican Onyx (white and brown chalcedony) is said to help one sleep. Onyx helps to eliminate apathy, stress and neurological disorders. Onyx eliminates negative thinking, and it is also believed to sharpen the wits of the wearer. Onyx is said to bring spiritual inspiration. It is a great assistance in holding emotions and passions under control.
Black Onyx is used to help one change habits.
Sard (reddish brown chalcedony) was regarded as a protection against incantations and sorcery. It was also believed to sharpen the wits of the wearer.
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Opal
In ancient times opal was accepted as a symbol of faithfulness and confidence.
Opal is reported to help depression, and to help its wearer find the true and real love. Opal has reputed healing properties, especially to increase mental capacities such as creative imagination and other unused powers of the mind. Opal has been described in medieval times as a cure for diseases of the eye. Black opals are the tools of choice for witches and magicians, who use them primarily to enhance their magical receptive or projection powers. Black opals worn near the heart on necklaces made of gold are said to ward off evil, protect one from the evil eye and protect travellers on journeys to far away lands. Black opal is regarded as an extremely lucky stone. Opals have been ground up and used as magic potions to heal the body, ward off bad dreams, and used an energy enhancement tools.
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Pearl
Pearls are believed to keep a person balanced in love and relationships. Pearl signifies faith, charity and innocence, enhances personal integrity, and helps to provide a focus to ones attention. Pearls can stimulate your femininity and help with self acceptance. They lift your spirits and make you feel calm and beautiful. Pearls have been used to treat disorders of the digestive tract and muscular systems, as well as to aid fertility and to ease childbirth.
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Peridot
Peridot is said to have mystical properties, and is used to help dreams become a reality. Peridot is given as a symbol of fame, dignity, and protection. Peridot is supposed to bring the wearer success, peace, and good luck. Its powers include health, protection, and sleep. The advantages of peridot are to attract love and calm anger while also soothing nerves and dispelling negative emotions. Legend has it that pirates favoured peridot to protect them against evil. When the peridot was set in gold it also protected the wearer from terrors in the night.
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Quartz
Quartz is used for balance and to increase energy. Quartz receives, activates, stores, transmits and amplifies energy. Quartz stimulates brain functions and activates all levels of consciousness. Quartz is excellent for meditation and brings harmony to the soul.
Clear quartz formed into crystal balls have been used to predict the future since the middle ages.
Rose quartz Rose quartz is said to balance the emotions, giving inner peace and harmony, and to enhance your sensitivity to beauty, art and music. It is also said to calm aggression and resentment, jealousy and fears, while increasing self-esteem, creativity and self-confidence, and to enhance your compassion, patience and forgiveness. It is said to enhance your capacity to love others and yourself. It adds positive love energy to relationships.
Rose quartz is also said to help treat depression and to assist in weight loss. It is said to give a clear soft complexion and to prevent wrinkles. Rose quartz is also said to aid the proper functioning of the kidneys, adrenals, genitals, liver, lungs, heart and circulatory system, and to increase fertility and protect against radiation. It promotes the release of impurities.
Smokey quartz is said to alleviate stress and transform fear, anger and other negative emotions into positive energies, thus having a comforting and calming effect. It is also said to provide clarity of thought, improve intuition and enhance survival instincts, and to stimulate higher awareness in meditative states. Smokey quartz mitigates depression and is mildly sedative and relaxing. Smoky quartz is said to increase fertility, to help remove toxins from the body and to aid the proper functioning of the kidneys, adrenals, pancreas and sex organs.
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Ruby
According to ancient lore, a Ruby is capable of reconciling lovers' quarrels. Rubies were thought to ward off misfortune and ill-health. They are given as a symbol of success, devotion and integrity, and it is said to accord wearers wisdom, happiness and health, and to bring particularly good luck to gamblers and lovers. Ruby is said to open one's heart to love. Rubies also represent vividness, passion and power, and it emanates warmth and a strong sense of life. Rubies are warm and fiery, representing fire and blood, implying warmth and life for mankind. Ruby red is a hot, passionate and powerful colour. Ruby is the perfect symbol of powerful feelings.
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Sapphire
The Blue Sapphire is linked to emotions such as sympathy and harmony, friendship and loyalty, emotions where overwhelming and fiery passion is not the main element, but rather composure, mutual understanding and unshakeable trust. Blue sapphires symbolise loyalty and faithfulness, while at the same time expressing love and yearning. Blue sapphires are used where clear competence and controlled brainwork are the issue. A blue Sapphire is optimally suited to a well-balanced style of life, where reliability is joined with spirit, and where there is an openness for new ideas and influences.
Yellow Sapphire promotes general well-bring and spiritual knowledge. It is helpful for pregnancy and childbirth. The yellow sapphire is famous for treating mild mental disorders, typically concentration deficiencies and improving your balance of mind.
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Topaz
According to legend, Topaz dispels all enchantment and helps to improve eyesight. Topaz helps to balance energy and dispel stress and depression. The Egyptians believed it cured insomnia, asthma, and haemorrhages. Topaz was also said to change colour in the presence of poisoned food or drink.
Blue topaz holds the merit of being the gemstone with the most curative powers. The Greeks said blue topaz gemstones cooled tempers, restored sanity, cured asthma, relieved insomnia and even warded off sudden death.
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Tourmaline
Tourmaline is supposed to be an especially powerful influence on love and friendship. During medieval days tourmaline was thought to heal physical and mental disorders, as well as prevent death. Tourmaline calms nerves, regulates hormones, fights against genetic disorders. Tourmaline induces a tranquil sleep, relieves arthritis pain and helps fighting heart diseases. Tourmaline is said to dispel fear, negativity and grief.
According to legend, the tourmaline of all colours protects the wearer against many dangers and misfortune. It releases anxiety, raises altruism, deflects negativity and neutralizes distorted energies, i.e. resentment and insecurity.
Schorl, black tourmaline is mainly used for engravings and in esotericism, where it is highly cherished because it is reputed to ward off harmful radiation from its wearer.
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Turquoise
Turquoise is said to be a guard against all diseases. It assists in tissue regeneration, subtle body alignment & strengthening. Turquoise has been attributed with healing powers as well as promoting the wearer's status and wealth. Given as a gift, Turquoise is believed by many to bestow wealth and happiness upon its receiver. In the 13th century, turquoise was thought to protect the wearer from falling, especially from horses. They were used as talismans decorating daggers, scimitars or the horses’ bridles. Believed to be a protective stone, turquoise is worn to guard against violence and accidents. Turquoise is also a valuable amulet for travellers, aviators, flight staff and other professions which need special assistance to ward off accidents.
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