Hematite in the Gemstone LibraryHematite

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Name Origin: The name Hematite, comes from the Greek word, “haima”, meaning blood. It has been used as an amulet against bleeding, and so is known as the "blood stone". When arranged like the petals of a flower, it is referred to as the "iron rose".

Historical significance/folklore: Hematite's role as a healing stone dates back to Ancient Egypt. In ancient civilizations, hematite was used to stop blood flow and remove poisons from the body. Native American folklore states that war paint made from hematite will make one invincible in battle. People in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries wore hematite jewelry during mourning. Scientists of the Mars Exploration Rover Project believe that deposits of hematite on mars may help prove whether large amounts of liquid water ever flowed on Mars' surface.

Gemstone properties: Hematite is said to keep inward peace. Many believe it to aid balance, reason, and clarity. It is believed to dissolve negativity and transform it into love, making it a perfect stone in building peaceful, loving, kind relationships, enhancing memory and intellect, Hematite signifies an increase of courage, concentrated energy, and strengthening of the heart. Hematite symbolizes grounding energy; it circulates energy (think of blood again) throughout the body and then grounds it.

Healing properties: Hematite stimulates iron absorption in the small intestine, which in turn improves oxygen supply to the body; Strengthen circulatory systems and blood and kidney disorders.