Hematite is an opaque crystal, almost dense and heavy because
of its mineral make-up. It usually appears as a silver, black.
Hematite stimulates iron absorption in the small intestine,
which in turn improves oxygen supply to the body. It can be
in direct contact with the skin, but results in inflammation
for some people, so test it carefully on yourself before use.
In jewelry it is best in a ring worn on the left hand.
It's history dates back to ancient Egypt when the stone was
used to stop blood flow and remove poisons from the body.
The iron content in magnetic hematite will cure blood pressure
disorders and kidney problems. Magnetic hematite will also regulate
the blood flow in the body. It is also used to cure and relieve headaches
and anemia. Additional physical benefits include relief from cramps,
spinal problems and fractured bones.
The heavy nature and dark, silvery sheen is characteristic of grounding, protective stones in crystal healing.