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Healing Properties

Below are healing properties often used by Momma Bean Stalk 


Baltic Amber


Amber has strong connections with the earth and is a grounding stone for higher energies. It actually is not a stone at all, but rather an organic material made up of fossilized natural botanic resins. Tree resin is sometimes confused with sap and the two are actually quite different. Sap contains sugars from the tree while resin is actually formed as the result of the oxidation process of the tree’s essential oils. The resin acts as the tree’s healing mechanism by filling in wounds and actually healing infection that may result. Baltic Amber is special because of the conifer family that the resin comes from and the higher concentrations of succinic acid that it contains. Amber’s energy is considered solar and is thought to be helpful to those who can become depressed, especially those who tend to become depressed in winter. It is thought to absorb pain and negative energy and turn them into clear, usable frequencies. Amber carries the vibration of life force and fires the capacity to manifest prosperity. It is a powerful cleanser and supports the body in balancing and healing itself. Amber supports problems with the throat, stomach kidneys, bladder, and gallbladder. Amber also alleviates joint problems and strengthens mucous membranes. It is thought it can be helpful for mothers to wear amber before offering it to their children.

Gemstone Healing Properties Shorts


Amazonite – Soothe and Calm, Emotional Healing, Communication, Manifestation, Love, Balance Male and Female
Amethyst – Stability, Strength, Sobriety, Peace, Helpful for Meditation, Increases Focus, Emotional Centering, Stress
Ametrine – Amplifier Stone, Uniting of Masculine and Feminine Energies, Tranquility and Inner Peace, Support Depression, Anxiety, and Stress
Carnelian – Promote Courage, Protect Against Envy, Support Creative and Sexual Energy, Confidence, Fertility
Chrysocolla – Stabilizing, Sustaining, Empowering, Heal Heartache, Draw Off Negativity, Communication, Anxiety, Stress, Inner Strength
Citrine – Dissipate Negative Energy, Invite Joy, Focus, Relationship Support, Increase Energy, Release Depression and Fear
Clear Quartz – Relieve Stress, Pure Heart, Release Hurt Feelings, Remove Prejudice, Amplify Other Stones, Deep Soul Cleanser
Cloudy Quartz – Relieve Stress, Pure Heart, Release Hurt Feelings, Remove Prejudice, Amplify Other Stones, Deep Soul Cleanse
Fluorite – Bring Order To Chaos, Stabilizing, Decision Making, Concentration, Purification, Immune Support, Positivity, Self-Confidence
Garnet – Creativity, Sensual, Sexuality, Love, Heal Emotional Problems, Stone of Balance, Luck, Change Behavior Pattern
Green Aventurine – Stone of Prosperity, Self-Confidence, Lucky, Manifest Wealth, Reduce Anger and Anxiety, Heart Health
Iolite – Introspection, Intuition, Motivation, Balance, Inspiration, Mind Calming, Calm State of Mind, Self-Assurance
Malachite – Stone of Transformation, Stone of Protection, Travel Protection, Midwife Stone, Encourages Expression
Moonstone – Divine Inspiration, Decision Making, Patience, Intuition, Feminine Moon Energy, Conception, Breastfeeding
Peridot – Drive Away Darkness, Regulate Life Cycles, Remove Blockages, Moving Forward, Release Nervous Tension
Prehnite – Healing the Healer, Unconditional Love
Rose Quartz – Soft and Gentle Love, Calming, Empathy, Forgiveness, Healing of the Heart, Heal from Pain and Disappointment
Ruby in Zoisite – Happiness, Abundance, Appreciation, Growth, Release Grief, Anger, Despair, and Defeat, Patience and Passion, Helpful after Chemo and Radiation
Serpentine – Meditation, Cramps, Calming, Emotional Balance, Relieve Muscle Pain, Kundalini, Manifestation, Attraction
Snowflake Obsidian – Grounding, Protection, Negativity Deflection, Stabilize Energy, Soul Healing, Stone of Purity
Sodalite– Insomnia, Calming, Emotional Balance, Calms Panic, Support Immune System, Self-Esteem Boost, Intuition
Tiger Eye – Stone of Luck and Good Fortune, Encourage Creativity, Reduce Cravings, Boost Will Power, Balance
Turquoise – Cleansing, Grounding, Calms the Mind, Honest Communication, Induce Understanding, Support Lungs and Throat, Kindness, Trust
Unakite – Emotional, Spiritual, and Mental Balance, Pregnancy Support, Release Energy Blockage, Calming, Compassion

Healing Properties Explained Further



Amazonite is a stone of harmony and truth. It calms the brain and nervous system, diminishes worry and fear, balances male and female, and can give relief from muscle spasms. It is also known to help with acne. It is believed to aid in childbirth, and can help with lack of sexual desire due to things like breastfeeding. It is a wonderful emotional healer, aiding in ones ability to calm the mind look at problems objectively, allowing one to handle negative emotions like fear and anger in a more positive manner, and assisting in communicating thoughts and feelings without being caught up in emotion.  Amazonite supports manifestation of hopes and dreams and can magnify intentions. It also encourages self esteem and helps one establish healthy relationships with others. This stone helps to manifest universal love.


Amber has strong connections with the earth and is a grounding stone for higher energies. It actually is not a stone at all, but rather an organic material made up of fossilized natural botanic resins. Tree resin is sometimes confused with sap and the two are actually quite different. Sap contains sugars from the tree while resin is actually formed as the result of the oxidation process of the tree’s essential oils. The resin acts as the tree’s healing mechanism by filling in wounds and actually healing infection that may result. Baltic Amber is special because of the conifer family that the resin comes from and the higher concentrations of succinic acid that it contains. Amber’s energy is considered solar and is thought to be helpful to those who can become depressed, especially those who tend to become depressed in winter. It is thought to absorb pain and negative energy and turn them into clear, usable frequencies. Amber carries the vibration of life force and fires the capacity to manifest prosperity. It is a powerful cleanser and supports the body in balancing and healing itself. Amber supports problems with the throat, stomach kidneys, bladder, and gallbladder. Amber also alleviates joint problems and strengthens mucous membranes. It is thought it can be helpful for mothers to wear amber before offering it to their children.


Amethyst is a stone of spirituality and contentment and is a powerful healer and protector. Amethyst imparts stability, strength, invigoration, and peace.  It is often used during meditation because it conducts calm energy, helping to ease the mind. Amethyst works to enhance mental activity, increasing focus, amplifying thought, and lending strength to control passions and break undesirable habits.  Amethyst helps to balance highs and lows, promoting emotional centering It is useful in treating insomnia, stress, headaches, addiction, depression and anxiety and digestion. 


Ametrine is a harmonious blend of amethyst and citrine energies. It helps to bring spirituality into harmony with the mind, often stimulating creativity, idea, or insights. Ametrine will help the mind stay clear, energized, creative, and on task. A wonderful stone to support habit change, it helps remove blockages and resistance to change. Ametrine is helpful to people who feel indecisive or feel blocked because they fear making the wrong decision. Ametrine is helpful with digestion and metabolism. It can help bring insight into a long standing disease.


Angelite is known as one of the Stones of Awareness. It enhances telepathic communication and facilitates contact with the angelic realm. It is a helpful stone for healers because it can help provide protection while deepening attunement and heightening perception. Angelite aids in communication and the ability to to speak your truth. It is a stone of tranquility and can help invoke inner peace, allowing anger and fear to be handled in a more positive manner. 


Aquamarine is known as a Stone of Courage and was once thought to be the treasure of mermaids. It has been used as a talisman to bring fearlessness, luck, and protection to sailors. Aquamarine is good for cooling, whether it be emotionally or physically. It accelerates learning abilities, reduces fear, and encourages self expression. It supports compassionate communication and offers a sense of safety as you move through life changes. Aquamarine assists judgemental people in becoming more tolerant and encourages individuals to accept responsibility for their actions. It is a stone of empowerment as it helps one to realize not all power comes from force. Aquamarine helps to connect with the Goddess Energies and the Divine Feminine.Children who have been through traumatic experiences resulting in disconnected emotions or aggressiveness can benefit from aquamarine. It is useful in supporting spiritual growth and life changes, as well as helping one find their own voice.


Aventurine is a Stone of Prosperity. Aventurine has the quality of helping one to be self confident in their decision making and knowing these decisions are the best for the physical self. It is also a protector against people who make you feel drained energetically. Aventurine is thought to balance female and male energies.It brings together emotional and intellectual bodies Aventurine is useful in treating anxiety, anger, and fear and in supporting confidence and instincts. It has also been used in the treating issues with the lungs, heart, adrenal gland, skin, and muscular systems. It can also be helpful with allergies.


Bloodstone is a powerful healer and blood cleanser. It repels negativity and feeds intuition and creativity. Bloodstone is known for its grounding and protecting abilities. It is known to calm the mind and aid in decision making. Bloodstone reduces irritability, impatience, and aggressiveness. This stone supports blood rich organs and helps to purify the blood, regulates and supports blood flow, and aids in circulation. It helps to support the physical strength of the body and helps to extend stamina. Bloodstone brings one’s subtle energies into wholeness and balance and is known to offer support during times of adversity. It is also known to stimulate dreams.

Blue Lace Agate

Blue Lace Agate is a wonderful nurturing and supportive stone with a soft energy that brings peace of mind with its cooling and calming. It helps to support free expression of feelings and thoughts and assists one in building the confidence to stand and speak in any situation.. Agate is known for enhancing creativity and awakening talents. It also promotes perceptiveness while providing inspiration from and a connection to the spiritual world. Agate fosters love, helping one overcome bitterness of the heart and eliminating inner anger. It opens the way for positive relationships. Blue Lace Agate helps to release the feelings that stem from the fear of being judged and rejection. Agate has been reported to strengthen sight, neutralize anger, inflammation, infection, and fever. Agate supports the nervous system and has been known to promote lactation.


Carnelian stimulates inquisitiveness, initiative, and courage. It can be used to dispel apathy, indolence, and passivity. It protects against envy, fear, rage, and helps banish sorrow.  Thus bringing an influx of life force, vitality, sexual & creative energies and assertive will to the physical body. Carnelian has been known to increase physical energy, self confidence and individualism, creativity, and compassion. Carnelian has been used in the treatment of gallstones, kidney stones, and allergies.


Chrysocolla is a stabilizing, sustaining, and empowering stone. It draws off negative emotions and energies and helps to heal heartache. Chrysocolla supports communication while helping one realize when to stay silent. This stone invokes inner strength by encouraging self-awareness, inner balance, confidence, and sensitivity. It brings in joy, relieves guilt, and helps one to keep a cool head. Chrysocolla assists in the expression of the mind’s greatest knowledge and the heart’s deepest truth. It is calming and soothing and helps release stress and anxiety.


Chrysoprase is a stone of the heart; it is thought to promote love of truth, draw out talent, and inspire creativity. It encourages fidelity in personal and business relationships. Chrysoprase opposes judgementalism and is helpful in encouraging forgiveness and compassion. This stone brings about a sense of security and trust and can support independence while encouraging commitment. Chrysoprase can bring hope into the deepest and darkest parts of one’s shadow self. It helps to overcome bitterness and past disappointment and can help one to identify patterns in relationships before they create blockages. Chrysoprase is an amazing support during times of emotional imbalance and can help release fear that creates beliefs and patterns of behavior. 


Citrine is one of the two minerals on earth which does not hold or accumulate negative energy, but dissipates it. Citrine is known for its ability to shield and protect the solar plexus, which is where you get that “gut feeling.” It increases your connection with your higher self allowing ease when dealing with others while still maintaining personal power. Citrine stimulates mental focus and endurance. It promotes radiance from within, helping one to laugh without can eliminate contradiction and create a sense of connection between all worlds during travel out of body. It is a positive influence in the areas of education, business pursuits, and interpersonal relationships. Citrine can also aid digestion, promote circulation, increase visual abilities, balance the thyroid, and activate the thymus.


Coral helps bring you into alignment with nature.  It helps to balance the spiritual with the material. It is said to help protect one from depression and despondency. It is known to help quell anxiety and hypertension. It has been worn in the past by fishermen’s wives as a token to ensure their husband’s safe return. It is thought to stimulate the metabolism and release impurities. Coral has also been used to treat colic and heartburn.


Dumortierite opens doors of insight and enhances all mental abilities. It empowers latent psychic abilities and stimulates clairvoyance. It helps to cut through barriers and clear blockages. It is a great stone to use if one feels on the edge of breakthrough or like one just needs a little nudge to help the inspiration. It can help support concentration and remove mental haze.


Fluorite is a great stone to assist in bringing order to chaos; it provides stabilizing energy for individuals and relationships. Fluorite supports remaining calm and centered in your own spirituality while dealing with the mundane world. It balances the positive and negative aspects of the mind and focuses energy and attention in the physical body.  Fluorite helps you to maintain health ideals. It encourages impartial and unbiased decisions and actions. Fluorite increases the ability to concentrate. It provides for purification, cleansing and elimination of that which is in disorder. Fluorite has also been used to dispel colds, flu, Strep, and treat infectious diseases.


Garnet is known as a stone of health and as a stone of commitment to purpose, others, and to oneself. It is thought to activate a willingness to serve others while remaining true to oneself. Garnet helps to integrate life experiences and assist on the path of self- discovery. It also provides a protective influence and facilitates insight being applied appropriately in life. Garnet increases creative energy while equalizing sexual energy.  It is said to help one change their world, enhancing the internal fire, bringing creative powers to implementation. Garnet emits an energy which can be used to stabilize and produce order within the mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual systems. It can be used to bring order to chaos. It helps in treating all conditions requiring regeneration


Hazelwood has the ability to absorb and neutralize acidity in our bodies through contact with our skin. This is possible because Hazelwood is naturally alkaline. Because the wood is absorbing acid, it can help with digestion, constipation, eczema, migraines, acid reflux, heartburn, nausea, arthritis, skin problems, teething, and many other issues. An acid imbalance is often a contributing factor to these ailments.


Hematite is a grounding stone and is called a “stone for the mind.” It focuses energy and emotions to facilitate balance between the physical, emotional, and mental. It can be used for mental attunement, memory enhancement, mathematical pursuits, and to increase mental and manual dexterity. The magnetic qualities of the iron ore in hematite help to balance the meridians of the body. Hematite facilitates the transformation of negative into positive. Hematite assists in the attainment of inner peace and happiness and self- control. It can be used in the treatment of cramps, blood disorders, nervous disorders, insomnia, and also spinal alignment.


Jade is a symbol of serenity and purity.  It signifies wisdom gathered in tranquility and increases love and nurturing.  A protective stone, Jade keeps the wearer from harm and brings harmony and attracts good luck and friendship.  It soothes the mind and helps to release negative thoughts and stimulate ideas. It aids emotional release, especially of irritability and encourages you to become who you really are. Jade aids the body’s filtration and elimination organs.  It is excellent for treating kidney problems and adrenal glands. Jade removes toxins, rebinds skeletal and cellular systems, and heals stitches. It assists fertility and childbirth. Jade balances body fluids.


Jasper is a protective stone, it clears negativity and grounds the spirit. It clears toxins, soothes the nerves, and balances the mineral ratio for the body. Jasper helps the body to stabilize itself during dietary changes and improves absorbency of trace minerals. A stabilizer of emotions, jasper is known as the “supreme nurturer.” It reminds us that one is not here, on this physical plane, just for oneself, but is here to bring substance and joy to others. Jasper is often worn by shamans to provide protection. It protects against negativity and helps one to be grounded to the stabilizing energies of the earth. The ancients revered jasper as sacred, protective and a facilitator of safe astral travel. Jasper can be used in the treatment of tissue deterioration of the kidneys, spleen, bladder, liver and stomach.


Labradorite transforms intuition into intellectual thought. It assists one in making changes, attracting strength and perseverance. Labradorite helps one to understand their chosen destiny, enhances patience, and an inner knowing of “the right time.” Labradorite deflects unwanted energies and banishes fears and insecurities. It helps to calm an overactive mind. It is used to treat disorders of the brain and to reduce anxiety and stress. It also assists in digestion and metabolism.

Lapis Lazuli

Lapis Lazuli integrates the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual levels and is believed to activate the higher mind. Lapis helps to quickly release stress resulting in a deep peace.  It helps to provide objectivity, clarity, and mental endurance during the release of emotional burden. Lapis aids in expressing feelings and emotions and teaches the power of the spoken word and importance of truth. It helps to reveal inner truth and support self awareness. It is said to help overcome depression and enhance states of serenity and self- acceptance. 

Lava Stone

Lava stone is a grounding stone that can help to dissipate anger and absorbs negative energy. Lava Stone allows one the opportunity for stability throughout changes in their life  This crystal is also believe to draw toxins from the body.It is also thought to help with mental stress and indecision, protection, confidence, improving circulation and joint problems


Lepidolite reduces stress and the needless worry. It offers support during live restructuring and reorganization and opens the way for the new. Lepidolite is a stone of transition, encouraging connection with the divine plan and offering support through perceived difficulties. Sometimes, Lepidolite is referred to as mineral kingdom thorazine because it produces a calming effect on the body, reducing insomnia and hyperactivity.  


 Magnesite contains a high level of magnesium and aids its absorption in the body, it detoxifies and neutralizes body odor, acts as an antispasmodic and muscle relaxant, and treats menstrual, stomach, intestinal, and vascular cramps and the pain from gallbladder and kidney stones. Magnesite treats bone and teeth disorders and prevents epilepsy. It relieves headaches, especially migraines, and slows blood clotting. Magnesite speeds up fat metabolism and disperses cholesterol, preventing arteriosclerosis and angina. It is a useful preventative for heart disease. It balances body temperature, lessening fevers and chills. Magnesite is a powerful emotional balancer. It is especially helpful for those who are under excessive stress or who are unable to release control. It can help emotionally rigid individuals find fluidity and expression of their feelings. 


Malachite is a stone of transformation in that it assists in accepting personal shortcomings, assists in changing situations, and supports during spiritual evolution. It allows easier absorption and processing of information. Malachite inspires healers to give more of themselves while serving the universal good, which is probably why it is known to help ease the birthing process. It encourages risk-taking and change, breaks unwanted ties and outworn patterns, and teaches how to take responsibility for one’s actions, thoughts and feelings. It can provide insight concerning the cause of any specific condition within the body, mind, spirit, and other people. It is an equalizing and balancing agent. Malachite stimulates instinctive and intuitive reasoning. It can be used in the treatment of asthma, arthritis, cancer, broken bones, torn muscles, dyslexia, and the immune system.


Moonstone is called the traveler’s stone because of its use for protection against the perils of travel. It is thought to bring peace and harmony help end emotional tension. It is also a talisman of good fortune. The energy is balancing, introspective, reflective and lunar. Moonstone provides help in recognizing that new beginnings are the fruition of each end.  It provides for understanding via intuition versus intellectual reasoning. Moonstone provides the body with the properties of rejuvenation. Moonstone aids in the absorption of nutrients, eliminates toxins, strengthens the reproductive organs in women, offers support during pregnancy, eases labor, enhances fertility, and assists the body in releasing excess water.


Opal aids in restoring harmony on all levels. It opens opportunities of spontaneity of action and decisions and helps you trust your intuition. Opal helps to balance and create clarity in the decision making process. Opal encourages faith in oneself and helps one to release old habits of existence and embrace new and natural patterns. Opal promotes clarity of sight, helps purify blood, and relieves fatigue. It has been used in childbirth to reduce the effects of pain. 


Peridot is a healing stone as it helps to strengthen and regenerate the body. It helps to regulate all cycles in life. Peridot can heal a bruised ego by lessening anger and inspiring happiness from within while eliminating behavior that impedes self discovery. It can create a warm and friendly feeling. It has been used to heal ulcers of the stomach, strengthening eyesight, ease nervousness, reduce stress, treat disorders of the heart, lungs, spleen and intestinal tract. It also stimulates birthing contractions.


Rhodonite is sometimes thought of as a First aid stone as it helps settle emotional shock and panic while offering a supportive energy to the soul. Rhodonite is a stone of love that assists in emotional balance and is helpful in cases of emotional self destruction. It helps heals painful emotions and is supportive after long term pain and abuse. Rhodonite promotes self love and forgiveness and helps one to recognize instances of projection of their own internal experiences. Rhodonite is helpful with bone growth, fertility, emphysema, inflammation of joints and arthritis. Rhodonite helps to bring love into the world by supporting one on their path to fulfillment of their purpose and helps to bring out hidden gifts. 

Rose Quartz

Rose Quartz is a stone of unconditional love. It opens the heart to many types of love: self-love, family love, platonic love, and romantic love. Rose Quartz promotes self-fulfillment and peace. It is calming and can bring clarity into emotion. Rose Quartz assists in self trust of personal truth and decision making. It helps the body to release muscular cramping and, therefore, is useful during one’s menstrual cycle, during pregnancy and birthing, and after strenuous exercise. It also helps the body to absorb magnesium, an extremely vital mineral. Rose quartz has excellent protection energies during pregnancy and childbirth.


Serpentine aids in meditation, spiritual exploration, and acquiring wisdom. Serpentine opens psychic abilities and helps one understand the spiritual basis of life. It enables one to find emotional and mental balance. It is useful in treating diabetes and hypoglycemia, and enhances the body’s ability to absorb calcium and magnesium. It is a cleansing stone that can be used to clear toxins from the body. It can aid in pain relief from muscular and menstrual pain.

Smoky Quartz

Smoky Quartz is a powerful grounding stone. It enhances practicality and organization and can aid in focus. Smoky Quartz can offer protection from negative energies in one’s environment by grounding the negativity to the earth.  It teaches one to leave things behind that no longer serve their purpose. It helps with depression, relieves fear and, brings emotional calmness. Smoky Quartz promotes concentration while removing fear of failure and assists in communication. It soothes cramps and protects nerves. It aids in reproduction and fertility, as well as benefitting the heart.


Obsidian is a great stone to assist in grounding and protection. It protects gentle people from abuse, shields against negativity, and stabilizes internal and external energies. It is believed that obsidian reflects your own flaws and promotes a clear picture of the changes that are necessary for growth. It provides a shield against negativity. It is known as a stone of purity, bringing both purity and balance to the body, mind and spirit. It is used to aid in digestion and treat skin ailments.


Sodalite brings order and calmness to the mind allowing release of stressors that hinder our higher selves.  It encourages rational thought, objectivity, truth, and intuition, along with verbalization of feelings. Sodalite brings emotional balance and calms panic attacks.  It enhances self-esteem, self-acceptance and self-trust. Sodalite balances the metabolism, boosts the immune system and overcomes calcium deficiencies. It can increase physical endurance. It combats radiation damage by soaking up electromagnetic smog.  Sodalite helps lower blood sugar and helps cleanse and balance the body’s glands. It cools fevers, lowers blood pressure, and supports the immune system. Sodalite can also help to prevent insomnia.


Tourmaline improves hand-eye coordination, relieves tension, and is helpful with spinal adjustments. It balances the sides of the brain, and can help with dyslexia. It also helps one gain self confidence and inspiration.


Turquoise is a healer of the spirit and a detoxifier of the body. It assists in having an unbiased eye and allowing for the lessons to be learned and the decisions honored. Turquoise calms the mind, brings peace of mind, and encourages honest communication. It is excellent for spiritual attunement, healing, cleansing the energy centers, and grounding your energy. It acts to induce wisdom, understanding, trust, and kindness. Turquoise has been successful in treating and supporting the lungs, throat, asthma, hearing, and ear infections.


Unakite is made up of a combination of three minerals: Green Epidote, Pink Fieldspar and Quartz. It is a balancing stone helping to balance all aspects of the self; emotional, spiritual and mental, and allowing you to feel more centred. Unakite is also believed to help release energy blockages, that may be inhibiting your growth, and to encourage you to live in the present rather than in the past.Unakite is said to be of benefit to the female reproductive system and during pregnancy. It is also said to provide support to those recovering from a major illness or convalescing .