There is energy in all matter, gemstones and crystals have long been used as a gentle system of holistic healing providing spiritual, emotional and physical properties. Here are just a few of the physical qualities these stones provide . . .
Abalone Shell - Good for the eyes, aids in detoxing. Helps reduce physical tension, cataracts, hemeralopia and builds physical strength.
Amazonite - Good for the heart, nerves and nervous system. Helps with schizophrenia.
Amber - Good for detoxing and the health of the throat, heart, hormones, kidneys and bladder. Helps acne, postoperative healing, schizophrenia and asthma.
Amethyst - Good for hearing, hormone regulation, insomnia, headaches, migraine, acne, asthma, blood clots, bacterial & viral infections, bad posture, cancer & arthritis. Good for the health of the immune, circulatory system, bones, heart, stomach, skin, teeth and liver. Helps with addictions, especially alcoholism.
Aquamarine - Good for the kidneys, lymph, body fluids, blood, teeth and eyes. Helps swollen glands, water retention and swelling. Improves eyesight.
Azurite/Malachite - Good for joints, flexibility, skin, bones, teeth, heart, circulation, gallbladder and liver.
Black Banded Agate - Good for yin/yang balance.
Blue Lace/Pink Lace Agate - Good for eyesight, speech, nails and pancreas. Helps arthritis, stammer, fluid retention, trapped nerves, skin growths, broken bones and fractures, soothes tired eyes.
Botswana Banded Agate - Good for the nervous system, helps detoxing.
Boulder Opal - Good for eyesight, protects from disease.
Calcite - Brings vitality, inspiration, calm and balances energy.
Carnelian - Reduces thirst, good for digestion, tissue regeneration & revitalizing the blood. Good for the gallbladder, liver, lungs, kidneys, spine, spleen, pancreas and thyroid. Helps appetite & eating disorders, asthma, hayfever, common colds, bronchitis, infections, lethargy, jaundice and minor cuts.
Chalcedony - Good for bone marrow. Helps with drug addiction, addictive behaviour, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), dementia, obesity and weight loss.
Charoite - Good for the health of the eyes and heart, helps general aches and pains, headaches, liver damage, pancreatic damage, autism and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), aids with detox.
Chrysocolla - Good for digestion, metabolism, hips, joints, pancreas, thyroid, muscles and lungs. Helps breathing and oxidation of the blood, increases lung capacity. Promotes healthy insulin production, helps arthritis, rheumatism, high blood pressure, diabetes, muscle cramps and restless leg syndrome.
Chrysoprase - Good for fertility and the health of spleen and heart.
Citrine - Good for the digestive system, eyesight, heart, kidneys, thyroid, thymus and liver. Helps tissue regeneration, anemia, jaundice, nausea, vomiting and detoxing.
Clear Crystal Quartz - Helps diabetes, ear infections, hearing & balance, heart health, multiple sclerosis (MS), obesity, pain or discomfort, spinal health, weight loss.
Coral - Good for bones, teeth, digestion, circulation, spinal canal and the sense of smell. Helps malnutrition, lethargy, insanity, abdominal colic, gum disease, whiplash and post-operative healing.
Crazy/Laguna Lace Agate - Good for the heart, skin, speech and eyesight.
Dalmatian - Good for cartilage and physical stamina. Soothes nerves, muscle sprains and cramps.
Dendrite Opal - Good for sexual energy and survival instincts.
Emerald - Good for growth, balance, eyesight, fertility, kidneys, liver, bile ducts, bones, teeth, heart and immune system. Helps with insect bites, high bold pressure, asthma, inflammation, jaundice, bacterial & viral infections, sores and angina.
Fuchsite (with ruby) - Good for health of the heart, spine, muscles. Helps with carpal tunnel syndrome, skin conditions like eczema and aids physical recovery.
Garnet - Helps anemia, arthritis, blood cleansing, detox, blood flow, low blood pressure, rheumatism, under active thyroid and deficiencies of iodine, calcium, magnesium and vitamins A, D & E. Enhances the health of the bones, spine, heart and lungs.
German Dendrite - Good for blood vessels, eyes and metabolism. Helps bronchitis and wounds.
Golden Pyrite - Good for bones, lungs, circulation and digestion. Helps varicose veins, bronchitis, infection, fever and inflammation.
Green Fluorite - Good for the health of the stomach, intestines and colon. Helps colitis, heartburn, nausea and sore throat.
Herkimer Diamond - Good for the metabolism and generic material. Aids detox, offers protection from radiation and helps get rid of toxins.
Howlite - Good for the teeth, bones, immune system, circulation and helps with physical pain.
Iolite - Good for the liver, prevents illness. Helps malaria and fever, aids weight loss and detox.
Iron Tiger's Eye - Good for the health of muscles and blood. Helps with vitamin B deficiency and anemia.
Jade - Good for the skin, hair, lymphatic system, bones, joints/hips, spleen, bladder, muscles and the entire female reproductive system. Helps acne, fertility, menstrual problems, asthma, bacterial & viral infections, eye disorders, high blood pressure and schizophrenia.
Kyanite - Good for the throat, muscles, neurological system, glands and brain.
Labradorite - Good for digestion and the eyes.
Lapis Lazuli - Good for the immune system, throat, thymus, thyroid, bones and bone marrow. Helps insomnia, vertigo, dizziness, hearing loss, skeletal pain such as backache. Aids detox and help to prevent illness and repair muscles, broken bones and fractures.
Larimar - Good for the hair, cartilage, hair and feet.
Leopard Skin Jasper - Good for veins, stamina and muscle tone. Helps chills, skin rashes and vitamin B deficiency.
Lepidolite - Good for digestion and the nerves. Helps tendonitis, cramps, erratic hearbeat and addictions.
Malachite - Good for physical balance, eyesight, detoxing and the health of pancreas, pituitary gland, blood, heart, spleen, teeth and immune system. Eases birth, and encourages restful sleep. Helps asthma, arthritis, inflammation, swelling, tissue regeneration, broken bones, torn muscles, epilepsy, insomnia, rheumatism, cholera and tumors.
Mookaite - Good for weight loss and the health of the stomach and thyroid gland. Helps with hernia and water retention.
Obsidian - Helps with stabilizer; stomach, intestine, general muscle tissue healer; bacterial & viral inflammations.
Ocean Jasper - Good for digestion, detoxing and preventing disease.
Onyx - Good for bone marrow and feet, stress & neurological disorders; also used as a heart, kidney, nerve, capillary, hair, eye and nail strengthener.
Opal - Good for the kidneys, eyes, vision and circulation. Aids detox. Helps infections, diabetes, fever, Parkinson's disease and during childbirth.
Pearl - Good for digestion, fertility, childbirth, feminine sexuality and qualities, helps combat bloating.
Peridot - Good for the health of the colon, heart, lungs, spleen, pancreas, intestines, liver and gallbladder. Helps digestion and detoxing. Stimulates contractions during labor. Helps with near-sightedness, sunburn, poisons, addictions, alcoholism, cancer, acidity, irritable bowel syndrome, Crohn's disease, ulcers and weight gain.
Petrified Wood - Good for the bones, helps arthritis, allergies, hayfever and infection.
Picture Jasper - Good for the immune system, kidneys and skin.
Pink Opal - Good for the lungs, spleen, heart and connective tissue. Helps Diabetes and hypoglycemia, soothes the skin.
Rainbow Fluorite - Good for the eyes, nose and throat. Helps protect against disease and maintain health.
Rainbow Moonstone - Good for circulation, skin, hair, eyes, pituitary gland and fertility. Helps women with pregnancy, childbirth, female qualities, hormones, eases menopausal symptoms and PMS. Helps with constipation, water retention, swelling, insect bites and anaphylactic shock.
Rainforest Jasper - Helps diabetes, hypoglycemia, rupture and varicose veins.
Red Jasper - Helps prevent illness.
Rhodochrosite - Good for the spleen, heart, circulation and kidneys. Helps aging and promotes the healthy development of babies.
Rose Quartz - Good for complexion, fertility and the health of adrenal glands, heart, blood, circulation, kidneys and spleen. Helps general aches, pains, wrinkles, asthma, vertigo, coughs, flu, varicose veins and burns (including sunburn). Helps detoxing.
Ruby - Promotes a healthy immune and circulatory system. Good for anemia, bleeding/blood loss, blood cleansing/detox, low blood pressure and fever. Good for the health of the embryo.
Sapphire - Good for the stomach, heart, hormones and glands. Helps aging, backache, bleeding, infection, nausea, boils and glandular fever.
Septarian - Good for physical flexibility, teeth, bones and muscles.
Shattuckite - A general tonic for minnow illness, helps hemophilia and tonsillitis. Aids blood clotting.
Silver - Helps with speech impediments such as a stammer, hepatitis, vitamin A and E deficiencies. Aids in detox. In jewellery, it provides a balanced setting that retains the qualities of the stone it holds.
Smithsonite - Good for digestion and health of the veins, immune system and sinuses. Helps spots, alcoholism and osteoporosis.
Smokey Quartz - Good for physical expression and sexual energy, legs, knees, ankles, hands and feet. Helps with stammering.
Snowflake Obsidian - Good for the stomach, sinuses, veins, bones, eyes, eyesight and skin. Aids detox.
Staurolite - Helps fever and malaria. Combats addictive personality traits.
Tanzanite - Good for the skin and eyes. Helps exhaustion.
Thulite - Helps with calcium deficiency.
Tiger's Eye - Good for the nocturnal vision and the entire digestive system. Helps digestion and digestive disorders including nausea and diverticulosis. Also helps eye diseases and broken bones.
Topaz - Good for balancing the body.
Tourmalinated Quartz - Good for the nervous system.
Tourmaline, black - Helps with arthritis; dyslexia; heart diseases; anxiety; disorientation; deflects negativity.
Tourmaline, pink - Good for mental health, healing, the digestive system, bladder and lymphatic system. Helps schizophrenia and low blood pressure, aids detoxing.
Turquoise - A multi-purpose healer for the body. Good for muscles, circulation, lungs, throat and the absorption of nutrients. Helps with arthritis, rheumatism, skeletal pain such as backache, flu, allergies, asthma, bronchitis, breathing, tissue regeneration, weight gain, headaches, whiplash, air sickness, cataracts, wounds, post-operative recovery and stress-related skin disorders. Aids detox and alleviates the harmful effects of radiation.
Zebra Jasper - Good for teeth and gums. Helps dry skin, osteoporosis, bone cancer, muscle spasms, heart palpitations and vitamin deficiencies.