Stones are created for so many reasons, healing is just one of those. For thousands of years people have been using stones for healing. They are mother nature's natural healers. Many of them are known as gemstones and some of them may happen to be your birthstones. If you are not sure which of these stone is your birthstones, you can find out here: List of Birthstones. Today, alternative healers all over the world use these stones. Here, below are some of the popular gemstones used for its healing properties.
Agate: Agate helps to obtain better physical or emotional balance. It is believed to alleviate discomfort and prevent miscarriages during pregnancy. It is a cooling stone used for liver, stomach, colon, kidneys and spleen. Used for centering, taking heart and maintaining blood sugar levels. That’s why this stone is useful for helping headaches, dizziness and impaired balance. It also restores nerve feeling and healing after injury/burns.
Amethyst: Amethyst is believed to protect one from poison, have a sobering effect on overindulgence of drugs, alcohol and other addictions. Helps insomnia and eases atress, rub the stone across your forehead to offer relief from a headache. Amethyst is used for breathing problems and problems in the blood. Amethyst boosts hormone production, tunes the endocrine system and metabolism. It reduces injuries swellings, bruising and treats hearing disorders. It heals diseases of the lungs and respiratory tract, cellular disorders, skin conditions and diseases of the digestive tract.
Aquamarine: like amethyst, aquamarine also makes a good stone used for protection during pregnancy. it helps to guard both baby and mother from harm and discourages miscarriage. It regulates hormones and growth. Helpful to cure swollen glands, sore throats and thyroid problems. Boosts our immune system and alleviates overreactions, such as allergies or hayfever. Counteracts long-or short-sightedness.
Bloodstones: Purifies blood and detoxes kidneys, spleen and liver. Regulates our blood flow and benefits all our blood rich organs in lower body.
Diamonds: Crushed diamond has been used as a cure for various ailments. Diamonds are used to help people against epilepsy, insanity, paralysis, hernia, weakness of mind, premature old age, among others. It also provides longevity and makes the body strong. A tiny piece of rough diamond placed in a glass of water overnight to be drunk on the next morning, has been know as a great fortifying remedy for combating stress; especially during periods of convalescence and exhaustion.
Emerald: The healing power of emerald have been associated with the skeletal system, the skin and flesh, the adrenal glands, the cardiovascular system, the liver, kidneys and intestinal system. The stone also considered to have a cleansing effect and prevents diseases and infection. Disorders that emeralds have been used for include ulcers, colic, burns, headaches, influenza, tension, epilepsy, heart disorders, high blood pressure, neuralgia, skin disorders, cancer, dysentery, fevers, syphilis, nausea, indigestion, asthma, vomiting and anemia. The stone was once prized as an antidote in cases of poisoning. In China today, the emerald’s powder of poorer quality is used in folk medicines.
Garnet: Garnet is said to have excellent restorative properties and are recommended in the healing of blood poisoning and toxicity as well as circulatory dysfunction. This red stone is also widely revered as helpful in muscle pain and arthritis due to its warming energy.
Jade: Jade is known to have the ability of aiding the kidneys, eyes and bladder. Jade is also useful in the healing of a wide range of illnesses, diseases and conditions which include jaundice, shingles, flu, migraine, herpes, colds and even burns. It is also good for the wellness of the stomach and to aid digestion.
Malachite: Malachite is believed can help people to resolve chronic injury, stagnation or congestion, physical pain or tightness. If human body has no awareness that some part of their body are not working well together, it cannot call on its forces to fix the problem, malachite lets every cell of your body know what is happening in every other cell. By doing this, your body will call all its resources to combat the disease before it’s too late. However, people who use therapeutic malachite can experience different effects.
Moonstone: This feminine stone has the energy vibration of ‘Yin’ and can help women with period pains. . Moonstone is a suitable stone to carry with you when pregnant. This stone is also believed be able to help with childbearing and fertility. For men it will help to awaken their intuition, receptivity and bring emotional balance.
Onyx: Onyx helps in healing wounds, and during times of childbirth. This December birthstone can be used in treating ear and eye problems, and in cellular regeneration. It also strengthens the structural systems of the teeth and bones, skin, hair and nails. This stone is very good in grounding, and in elimination or control of excess energy.
Opals: Opal has reputed healing properties and the ability to boost up mental capacities such as creative imagination and is also associated with the assimilation of protein, Insulin regulation, Pineal Gland function, Parkinson's disease, the testicles and memory.
Peridot: Peridot is associated with relaxation and stress reduction. Peridot has been powdered to used as to cure asthma. When someone with a fever placed peridot under his tongue, it is said to lessen their thirst. Legend has it that in order to increase the potency of medicines, drink it with a Peridot goblet.
Pearls: Pearls ensure longevity and good health. The stone redresses gastric disorders, cough, asthma, tuberculosis, chest and eye trouble, lung disorders and also breathing problem.
Ruby: Because of its color, ruby has been associated with healing diseases of the blood and the heart. Ruby detoxifies the body, lymph and blood, and treats infectious disease, fever and restricted blood flow. It stimulates the spleen, kidneys, adrenals and reproductive organs.
Sapphires: They are said to have powers in cooling fevers, sharpening eyesight and protecting against mental illness. Powder the stone and then mix it with vinegar was one of the ancient recipe for eyesight. The same recipe was used to treat nosebleeds. The stones were also used to treat rheumatism and fevers. When treating external ulcers and boils, sapphires were ground and mixed with milk and then paste it on the afflicted area. They are also said to cure ulcers.
Topaz: Topaz aids in treating high blood pressure, arthritis and relieves depression. During the Middle Ages topaz was used to cure ailing eyesight. From the 4th-6th centuries, this stone was considered to be an antidote for rabies.
Tourmaline: This stone is helpful for people with lung disorders and asthma, pain, arthritis, swelling and immobility, problems with the nervous system, low back pain, neuralgias, constipation and migraine headaches. It is said to help neutralize feelings of resentment, fears, neurosis and obsession. Tourmaline can calm anxiety and stress.
Turquoise: Wearing turquoise will help detoxify the body from poison, alcohol, radiation, and pollution. Wear a circle of turquoise beads around one area of your body so as the blood flows back and fortth through the area, the turquoise can purify it. It also helps to treat headache, asthma, throat, lung and hearing problem and ear infections. Just hang it from a chain or cord over the area causing the problem. Allow the energies of the stone to get as close as possible to the area and begin healing process.
Zircon: Zircon is used to cure insomnia and in the healing of the nervous system. It is great for bringing strength to the bones and muscles and helps to relieve dizziness