Crystals & Natural Healing Powers

Crystals and stones are believed to impart specific healing powers. While I do not make real claims for a stone healing a person of any physical ailments, perhaps there is a placebo effect, or there could be something more. Here is a guide to some of the crystals you will find on my malas.



Tones and strengthens the body and mind. Imparts a sense of strength and courage. Helps one to discern truth and accept circumstances. This stone is a powerful healer and is grounding but energising. This stone occurs naturally in a variety of colours, the colour of the stone tells you which chakra is affected by it.


AMETHYST (Third Eye & Crown chakras)

Strengthens the endocrine and immune systems. Enhances right brain activity. Also assists the function of the pineal and pituitary glands. It is a powerful blood cleanser and energiser and assists in recovery from mental disorders. Enables purification and regeneration on all levels of consciousness. Transmutes one’s lower nature into the more refined aspects of their higher potentials. Cuts through illusion. Enhances psychic abilities. Excellent for meditation. Aids channeling abilities. Calming; strong.


AMAZONITE (Throat chakra)

Soothes the nervous systems. Strengthens the heart and physical body. Encourages creative expression. Brings joy and upliftment. Balances male and female energies. Reduces the fear of ‘out of body’ experiences making astral travel easier and returning to the body smoother. Builds confidence, self-esteem and belief in oneself. Facilitates clearer vision of one’s own harmful tendencies, making them easier to release. Recommended for heart conditions and diseases of the nervous system.


AQUAMARINE (Throat & Solar Plexus chakras)

Calms nerves, reduces fluid retention. Strengthens kidneys, liver, spleen and thyroid gland. Purifies the body. Enhances clarity of the mind. Aids creative self-expression. Physical/emotional/mental balancer. Helps banish fears and phobias. Excellent for meditation. Inspiration, peace, calmness, love.


AVENTURINE – GREEN (Heart chakra)

Purifies mental, emotional and physical bodies. Aids in releasing anxiety and fear. Stimulates muscle tissue. Strengthens blood. Emotional tranquility, positive attitudes towards life. Brings one into alignment with one’s centre. Stimulates muscles and bones. Independence – Health – Wellbeing.


BLUE LACE AGATE (Throad & Heart Chakra)

Helps to gently open and expand consciousness. Excellent for those who are introverted. Helps greater harmony with others and their environment. Enhances creativity and confident expression. Calming the mind, soothing the emotions. It encourages communication, wisdom, patience, peace, kindness and honesty. Beneficially influences the thyroid glands, hypothalmus, throat and nervous system. Excellent for cooling down hot tempers and relieving stress.


CARNELIAN (Navel, Solar Plexus and Heart Chakras)

Very highly evolved mineral healer. Energizes the blood. Aids the kidneys, lungs, liver, gall bladder and pancreas. Aids tissue regeneration. Vitalises physical/emotional/mental bodies. Aligns physical and etheric bodies. Enhances attunement with inner self. Facilitates concentration. Opens the heart. Warming, social, joyous.


CLEAR QUARTZ (All chakras)

Enhances the crystalline properties of the blood, body, and mind. Activates and enhances the pineal and pituitary glands. Emotional balancer. Stimulates brain functions. Amplifies thought forms. Full spectrum energy activates at all levels of consciousness. Dispels negativity in one’s energy field and in the environment. Receives, activates, transmits and amplifies energy. Excellent for meditation.



Strengthens teeth and bones, Improves absorption of vital nutrients. Beneficial for blood vessels and spleen. Grounds excess energy. Excellent for advancement of mind, greater concentration and meditation. Helps one grasp higher more abstract concepts. Facilitates inter-dimensional communication. Chakras – the area of greatest benefit can be found by colour matching your chosen crystal to a chakra chart.

  • Purple = Crown – This variety is called Yttrium. It is of special benefit in any stressful conditions of the mind or body. Deepens meditation and aids sleep.
  • Blue = Third Eye; Throat – This variety is called Blue John. It brings relief to lightworkers who are overworked and are giving too much of themselves.
  • Green = Heart – This variation brings joy and helps our inner child to reveal itself.


GARNET (Heart & Root Chakras)

Strengthens, purifies, vitalises and regenerates bodily systems, especially the bloodstream. Helps to harmonise the potent forces of the kundalini. Stimulates the pituitary gland. Aligns subtle bodies. Enhances imagination. Love, compassion.


JADE (Heart Chakra)

Strengthens heart, kidneys and immune system. Helps cleanse blood. Increases longevity and fertility. Aids eye disorders and female problems. Powerful emotional balancer. Radiates divine, unconditional love. Clarify, modesty, courage, justice and wisdom. Dispels negativity. Peaceful and nurturing.


RED JASPER (Base Chakra)

Strengthens liver, gallbladder and bladder. This powerful healer’s main impact is on the physical body. It represents the earth element. Red Jasper balances assertiveness and sensitivity.


LAPIS LAZULI (Third Eye & Throat chakra)

Strengthens skeletal system. Activates the thyroid gland. Releases tension and anxiety. Energises those suffering from diseases associated with the throat. Augments strength, vitality, virility. Facilitates mental clarity, illumination. Enhances psychic abilities and communication with Higher Self and Spirit Guides. Aids creative expression.


MOONSTONE (Heart Chakra)

Has healing affinity with stomach, spleen, pancreas and pituitary gland. Unblocks lymphatic system. Relieves anxiety and stress. Aids birthing problems, helps female problems. Emotional balancer, helps lessen tendency to overreact emotionally. Flexibility in attitudes. Aligns emotions with Higher Self.


OBSIDIAN (Root Chakra)

Beneficially influences stomach and intestines. Connects mind and emotions. Slightly masculine energy. Grounds spiritual energy into physical plane. Absorbs and disperses negativity. Reduces stress. Helps clear subconscious blocks. Brings an understanding of silence and the ‘void’. Detachment but with wisdom and love.


ONYX (Root Chakra)

Relieves stress. Balances male/female polarities. Strengthens bone marrow. Aids detachment. Enhances emotional balance and self control. Higher inspiration.


SMOKY QUARTZ (Root, Navel & Solar Plexus Chakras)

Strengthens adrenals, kidneys and pancreas. Increases fertility, balances sexual energy. Aids depression. Mildly sedative and relaxing. Initiates movement of kundalini. Dissipates subconscious blocks and negativity on all levels. Transmutes negative energy into positive energy. Grounding, centering. Enhances dream awareness and channelling abilities.


TIGER EYE – GOLD (Solar Plexus Chakra)

Beneficial for spleen, pancreas, digestive organs and colon. Emotional balancer. Enhances communication with personal power and will. Grounding, centering. Helps soften stubbornness. Enhances clear perception and insight. Slightly masculine energy. Protection and Good Luck.


RUDRAKSHA (5-face/mukhi)

A rudraksha is the seed of the Eliocarpus ganitrus tree and plays an important role in a spiritual seeker’s life. Five-faced rudraksha are for general wellbeing, health and freedom. It lowers your blood pressure, calms your nerves and brings a certain calmness and alertness in your nervous system.



— crystal properties excerpted from Crystals: Pocket Guide to Natural Healing Powers (revised edition) by Maryann George