Gemstone Healing

Gemstone Healing Chart

This is a rather abbreviated table that shows the beneficial uses of gemstones, both from a physical and mental standpoint.*  Much of the information came from "Healing Crystals and Gemstones" by Dr. Flora Peschek-Böhmer and Gisela Schreiber (which I recommend for additional information, including how to "recharge" the gemstones). To see what I have on my site for that particular gemstone, click on the gemstone name. (But I am still working on getting the search to not bring up non-gemstone items.  Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause you.)

Please note that the information in this table is not intended to be taken as a replacement for medical advice. Any person with a condition requiring medical attention should consult a qualified physician or practitioner.

GEMSTONE
HEALING PROPERTIES
NOTES
PHYSICAL
MENTAL
Agate Difficulties in pregnancy, headaches, impaired balance, skin problems. Improves memory, increases stamina. An emotional healer. Said to avert storms and protect from lightning.
Amazonite Heart trouble, metabolic disorders, headaches and migraines, sleep disorders (place under pillow). Corrects mood swings, lifts depression, calms. Adds confidence, vitality and joy. Is called the "hope stone."
Amber Stimulates metabolism. Asthma and allergic respiratory problems, rheumatism. Strenghtening the heart. Promotes joy and well being. Not actually a gemstone, but fossilized resin.
Amethyst Prevents drunkenness. Migraines, nervous headaches. Nightmares Brings clarity, helps break bad habits. The "sobriety stone."
Aquamarine Neck and throat problems, vocal cords. Benefits the thyroid gland. Encourages peace and a gentle nature. May protect against seasickness.
Aventurine Skin irritations, acne, allergies. Dandruff and hair loss. Strengthens sense of self. Promotes relaxation and a positive view of life. Some consider it to be the "gamblers Stone."
Carnelian Digestion, bleeding (including gums). Encourages new blood cells. Pregnancy. Increases vitality, zest and courage. Encourages community spirit.
Chalcedony Neck, tonsils and vocal cord inflammation. Nightmares. Promotes self confidence. "The stone of Orators."
Chrysoprase High blood pressure, hardening of the arteries. Glandular problems. Clarity of thought. Calmness.
Citrine Nervous system, concentration, stress, depression. Detox. Helps immune system. Enhances individualism and confidence. The greater the purity and color intensity the greater the healing.
Copper Arthritis, menstrual cramps, glandular problems. Encourages positive attitude and and helps decision making. Used since the Middle Ages.
Coral Osteoporosis, menopause, blood & circulation disorders. Joy and happiness. Watch out for fakes.
Garnet Improve blood circulation and strengthens the heart. Energize sex life, improves memory. Brings hope. A holy stone in Buddhism.
Gold Increases the healing properties of other stones. Increases self-confidence. Associated with love and faithfulness. Is a precious metal. Sorry, search will bring up non-gold items.
Hematite Promotes formation of blood cells and improved circulation. Eye problems (if placed on the eyelid). Promotes sleep. Encourages spontaneity and courage. In Middle Ages was known as "blood stone."
Jade (Jadeite) Blood staunching, glandular problems, fever. Good for detoxing. Promotes a sense of justice and contentment. Helps in interpreting dreams Considered a "lucky" stone.
Jasper Red jasper stimulates sexuality and fertility, and combats exhaustion. Red-Brown jasper benefits liver, spleen, pancreas, and poor digestion. Yellow strengthens the immune system. Red for inner harmony, yellow or mental acuity. Strenghtens will power. Mookaite combines the properties of red and yellow jasper
Labradorite Bone problems, including the spinal column, rheumatism, arthritis. Improves intuition and provides clarify. Improves memory. Finnish variety is known as spectrolite.
Lapis Lazuli Thyroid gland, neck, and vocal cords. Promotes understanding and intuition. Not to be used with low blood pressure.
Leopard Jasper Detox of the liver, gallbladder and bladder. Hiccups and nausea. Relieves abdominal pain. Increases endurance and is calming. *
Malachite Eyes (optic nerve), digestion, hypoglycemia, diabetes. Eases childbirth. Overcome lovesickness, and helps concentration. Stone of pregnant women.
Moonstone Hormonal balance, menstrual pain, menopause. Promotes fertility. Strengthens immune system. Promotes feminine characteristics, stimulates love and sensitivity. A "woman's Stone."
Moss Agate Stimulates insulin production, regulates metabolism, cleanses kidneys and lymph system, strengthens immune system. Promotes communication and understanding, improves self-esteem. Some believe it is a lucky stone for gamblers.
Pyrite Bronchial problems and lung infections. Removes mental blocks and anxiety. Promotes solving of problems. Produces sparks when it is hit.
Rose Quartz Next to a computer can prevent headaches and eye fatigue. Stimulates the circulation, increases sexuality and fertility. Beneficial to heart, blood and circulation. Strengthens friendships, eases lovesickness, opens the mind to beauty. Very powerful stone. Gemstone of love.
Ruby Combats low blood pressure. Helps cure eye infections (even when worn as jewelry), strengthens immune system, fortifies the heart and circulation. Promotes vitality, strong feelings. Symbolizes love and passion. Link will bring up many non-ruby items.
Rutilated Quartz Bronchitis, lung infections. Regulates the nervous system. Strengthens immune system. Stimulates self-healing powers. Calming, promotes sleep. Removes mental blocks. Symbolizes truth.
Silver Intensifies the power of healing stones. Regulates body fluids and counteracts hyperacidity. Calming. Anger control. Is a precious metal, not a mineral.
Sodalite High blood pressure. Thyroid and other glandular function. Promotes spiritual harmony and artistic inspiration. This stone contains high amounts of salt.
Sunstone Enhances self-healing. Excellent for disturbed sleep. Invigorates heart, back, eyes, and kidneys. Improves blood circulation. Promotes good humor and good temper. Lifts depression Greeks believed it protected the earth from disaster.
Tiger's Eye Bronchial problems, asthma, depression. Self-integration and autonomy. Belongs to the quartz family.
Topaz Stimulates metabolism and digestion. Strengthens nerves. Staunches blood flow. Adds joy to life. Blue - promotes artistic inspiration. Yellow - counteracts bad moods. Symbolizes the joy of life.  Link will bring up many non-gemstone items.
Turquoise Throat and lung infections, stomachaches, rheumatism, gout. Reduces pain and inflammation. Detox. Lifts depression, adds self-confidence, promotes endurance. Versatile, powerful healing stone.

* For healing purposes, jewelry should be chosen where the stone is in direct contact with the skin.