The use of crystals dates back as far as there are records of history itself. They were used in Biblical times, throughout Ancient Egypt, Rome and date to all ancient cultures.
The bible makes mention of crystals over 200 times, one of the most notable being in Exodus, where the High Priest, Aaron, (brother of Moses) was instructed by God to make breast plate from particular crystals which he was to wear for protection and wisdom. Ancient cultures and civilizations have used crystals for many different purposes. They have been used in medicine and health care, protection, magic and rituals, as offerings and currency, scrying for gazing for divination, for good luck and wealth as well as precious gifts and items of beauty. They were used to make elixirs and as a “first aid” tool.
At Holistic Apothecary we have an excellent selection of crystals with holistic healing properties.
Some properties of common crystals…
Amethyst- calms the mind for meditation or sleep, repels negativity, stimulates pituitary and pineal glands, releases old emotional thought patterns
Aquamarine- useful in reducing fluid retention, activates the thymus gland, helps with creative expression, dissipates fears and phobias
Aventurine- relieves emotional stress, stimulates muscle tissue, strengthens the blood, radiates a positive attitude into the environment
Azeztulite- cellular reattunement for healing and awakening, clears emotional body, inspires union with Divine Light, and awakening to Divine Love
Azurite- Improves visualization, stimulates thyroid and spleen, clears old thought patterns
Black Tourmaline- very protective stone, blocks negative energy from entering a space, grounds spiritual energies
Blue Lace Agate- aids in the flow of self expression, relieves headaches, neck and shoulder pain, neutralizes anger, inflammation
Carnelian- assists in relief of asthma symptoms, great to carry for feeling your own personal power
Citrine- enhances the body’s innate ability to heal, detoxifies
Emerald- calming effect to the mind, strengthens immune and nervous system
Flourite- balances mental energies, grounds energy, healing stone
Green Tourmaline- healing the endocrine system, sensitivity and understanding, protective and brings prosperity, excellent anti depressant
Hematite- increases resistance to stress, grounding and activates the spleen
Jade- dispels negativity, boosts immune, strengthen the heart and kidneys
Kyanite- raises physical vibrations, strengthens the throat chakra, aids in communication with higher self. Sleeping with one under your pillow is an experience you need to have
Lapis Lazuli- strengthens the physical body, skeletal system, activates the chakras, assists in fertility, mental clarity and illumination
Malachite- strengthens the heart and circulatory system, activates the pineal and pituitary gland
Merlinite- magic, intuition, past-life recall, psychic openings, encourages a sense of adventure and inner freedom
Moldavite- heals the brain and central nervous system, coma induced by trauma, excellent aid in channeling
Moonstone- balances emotions, unblocks lymphatic system, relieves anxiety and stress, useful for stomach, spleen, pancreas and pituitary gland
Moss Agate- improves blood,circulation,lymph system and lends harmony to the environment
Orgonite –Orgonite balances and releases toxic stuff from your energy field leading to a greater well-being and heightened spiritual development. Orgonite is a natural substance made of resin, metals and quartz that strengthens your energy field and will protect you from man-made EMF radiation and negative energy. Findings by . Dr Wilhelm Reich, an Austrian psychiatrist, ) in the earlier half of the 20th century researched orgone energy. The orgonite devices you find today are built on his findings.
Orgonite is a 50-50 mix of resin (organic, due to the fact that it is based on petrochemicals), and metal shavings (inorganic)and quartz crystal. Because of the piezoelectric properties of quartz, which means that it gives off a charge when it is put under pressure, causing a repelling and attracting energy so it scrapes and cleans toxins in the energy field and allows for a healthy flow. The effects can include balanced moods, decreased sensitivity to EMF’s, increased resistance to illness, better sleep resulting in more energy. This clearing definitely sounds to me like it would make for ease into spiritual growth. Imagine how it can open the field for your intentions to be broadcast and deepen your meditative state!
Pink Tourmaline- heals fear and negativity, Strong Love vibration, activates strong devotion, promotes being young at heart, protective stone
Rhodochrosite- memory, heals emotional wounds, brings love
Rose Quartz – a powerful, intense and essential healing crystal. The focus of its energy is on the heart chakra, attracting and teaching about deep love.
Ruby- high energy boost strengthens immunity, aids in emotional and physical stability
Rutilated Quartz- helps resist aging, regenerator, eases depression, strengthens immune
Selenite- soothes the nervous system, strengthens will power, lends to mental and spiritual expansion
Tigers Eye- flow in communication, good grounding stone, helps with constipation…funny it helps to soften stubbornness
Watermelon Tourmaline- grounds the healing love vibration into the body, releases emotional pain and assists to heal a broken heart.