Top 50 crystals used in Lithotherapy

Joaquim A | 23 October 2022
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Top 50 crystals used in Lithotherapy
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    Here are the top 50 stones used in Lithotherapy. This proposal of crystals takes into consideration several criteria including the purchase price, the therapeutic effectiveness and the availability of stones in stores. The proposed list is the result of a long reflection with different therapists in order to propose you the most representative list possible with essential crystals. The crystal system describes the three-dimensional (or tertiary) structure, i.e. the shape of the crystal in the three dimensions of space. The purification item indicates the process to purify and clean the stone after having used it to chase away the negative waves. The hardness corresponds to the mechanical resistance of the stone.

    Agate, the pretty stone

    • Colors : all colors
    • Chemical composition : silicon dioxide, SiO2
    • Crystal system : rhombohedral
    • Hardness : 6,5
    • Chakras : none

    There are many varieties of agate of which many are used for the embellishment of the houses (a French immigrant in Quebec is one of the precursors). Agate protects from night terrors, liver and stomach diseases. It is one of the oldest stones of luck that restores the balance between the physical and the emotional. In oil form, it helps to fight epilepsy, paralysis and nervous blockages. In powder form, cooked in wine, it cures toothache.

    Aquamarine, the soothing stone

    • Colors : blue to very pale green
    • Chemical composition : aluminum and beryllium silicate
    • Crystal system : hexagonal
    • Hardness : 8
    • Chakras : Throat and Third eye
    • Purification : salt water

    This stone is very soothing. Aquamarine has an excellent effect on the solar plexus. On the 3rd eye, it calms the thoughts. It can greatly help to establish feelings, tenderness. Strengthens the immune system, calms nervous disorders, filters unnecessary information for the brain. Sensitive and mystical people will find it very beneficial because it harmonizes moody temperaments. From the beryl family (emerald) it will clarify the expression. It helps us to be ourselves.

    Amazonite, the protective mineral

    • Colors : bluish green
    • Chemical composition : potassium aluminum silicate
    • Crystal system : triclinic
    • Hardness : 6
    • Chakras : Sacred and Throat
    • Purification : water

    It is the mineral that improves weak energies and protects us from negative feelings. It is a crystal that helps to evacuate bad energies. It harmonizes the thyroid and the digestive system. It also acts against the disorders of balance, it activates the energy of kidneys and bladder. It is a stone which helps to a bigger opening of the chakras of the throat, the heart and the plexus. It strengthens the masculine qualities. It is a very good choice to continue the path of life. The Egyptian pharaohs took it to their tombs to accompany them on their way to the afterlife.

    Amber, the chakra cleaner

    • Colors : pale yellow to brown, red, can go up to black
    • Chemical composition : resin of fossilized trees
    • Crystal system : amorphous
    • Hardness : 2
    • Chakras : Sex, Heart and Third eye
    • Purification : useless, wash with warm water and sun

    This resin is often found with insect inclusions. It is a stone which helps to find the inner calm and which rebalances the whole body. A necklace around the wrist of a baby is miraculous to soothe toothache. It has a very effective electromagnetic effect and it has the reputation to clean the chakras. Wearing it, it pushes towards altruism and it attracts luck. Around the neck, it also helps to relieve goiters (found during a thyroid disorder). In elixir, it is a good preparation for massages.

    Amethyst, symbol of spirituality

    • Colors : violet from very clear to dark
    • Chemical composition : silicon dioxide with traces of iron
    • Crystal system : rhombohedral
    • Hardness : 7
    • Chakras : solar plexus and third eye
    • Purification : salt water or on quartz

    Amethyst reminds us to let go, trust and surrender to receive more. It is one of the most invigorating crystals because it improves blood circulation and purifies the liver. Amethyst is a crystal of transformation of consciousness towards spiritual progression. It should be put under the pillow to alleviate sleep disorders. This stone is ideal to regenerate energies during the change of seasons. The amethyst potentiates the detoxification of the body and stimulates the lymph. It is a surprisingly effective ally against some addictions (alcohol, sex and food).

    Ametrine, the crystal of immunity

    • Colors : from yellow to purple
    • Chemical composition : silicon dioxide
    • Crystal system : rhombohedral
    • Hardness : 7
    • Chakras : solar plexus and third eye
    • Purification : salt water

    It is a variety of amethyst that stimulates immunity. When placed on the 2nd chakra, it acts against liver problems and improves the coordination of body movements. It is a good crystal to stimulate the imagination and the creative spirit. Like amethyst, it encourages spirituality.

    Apatite, the stone of inspiration

    • Colors : green, yellow and blue
    • Chemical composition : calcium and fluorine phosphate
    • Crystalline system : hexagonal
    • Hardness : 5
    • Chakras : Sex, Solar plexus
    • Purification : water and light of the moon

    The apatite connects the past with the present, the conscious with the unconscious. It is recommended, thanks to its calcium content to people suffering from decalcification, fracture, osteoporosis and also demineralization of teeth. It can strengthen the fragile people and accompany the teenagers in full growth. Yellow apatite is an indispensable aid in fighting depression and chronic fatigue.

    Silver, the guardian of the soul

    • Colors : silvery white or gray, metallic reflections
    • Chemical composition : silver (Ag)
    • Crystalline system : cubic
    • Hardness : 3
    • Chakras : Throat
    • Purification : water

    Silver relieves the nervous system and harmonizes the emotions. It presents benefits on certain energies and in particular those related to wealth.

    Aventurine, the stone of abundance and luck

    • Colors : light green, dark green, blue
    • Chemical composition : silicon dioxide
    • Crystal System : rhombohedral
    • Hardness : 7
    • Chakras : Heart and Throat
    • Purification : salt water

    This stone is very effective to drain the liver. It is used to soothe skin problems including acne. It restores confidence, it soothes and it dissolves emotional blockages.

    Chalcedony, the stone of the speakers

    • Colors : blue to mauve
    • Chemical composition : silicon dioxide
    • Crystal system : rhombohedral
    • Hardness : 6,5
    • Chakras : Throat and Third eye
    • Purification : water and light of the moon

    This stone must be put on the chakra corresponding to its color. It regulates emotions, sadness and depression. On the chakra of the throat, it allows the aggressive persons to attenuate their emotions. It is said to be the stone of the speakers because it facilitates and clarifies the expression. It cleans the respiratory system and especially the throat and lungs.

    Calcite, to clean deeply

    • Colors : all the colors are represented including colorless
    • Chemical composition : calcium carbonate
    • Crystal system : rhombohedral
    • Hardness : 3
    • Chakras : all
    • Purification : salt water

    This mineral is the cleaner of negative energies and is recommended by therapists. The stone of blue color has a soothing action. Thanks to its soothing aura, it allows to make the home harmonious to allow a family in joy. The orange stone is tonic and stimulates the sexual chakra.

    Chalcopyrite, the antiseptic crystal

    • Color : yellow
    • Chemical composition : pyritic copper (iron)
    • Crystal system : tetragonal
    • Hardness : 4
    • Chakras : Sacred, Solar plexus and Third eye
    • Purification : water

    This stone treats infections and in particular fungi. It strengthens the hepatic, genital and urinary system. It encourages self-realization, stimulates intellectual capacities, favors the treatment of deeply buried problems and helps to see one's destiny.

    Chrysocolla, the stone of reunion and understanding

    • Colors : green and blue
    • Chemical composition : copper hydrosilicate
    • Crystal system : none
    • Hardness : 3
    • Chakras : Throat, Heart and Solar Plexus
    • Purification : on quartz or in the sun

    It allows to better differentiate the good and the evil. It helps in the organic reconstitution and it diminishes the remorse and the fears. It is the stone of peace and forgiveness which brings an immediate appeasement.

    Chrysoprase, the stone of courage

    • Color : green
    • Chemical composition : silicon dioxide
    • Crystal System : rhombohedral
    • Hardness : 6,5
    • Chakra : Heart
    • Purification : salt water

    This crystal has a relevant action on the blood circulation. It provides self-confidence to help protect oneself against moral harassment and psychological violence.

    Citrine, a solar power

    • Colors : pale yellow, orange
    • Chemical composition : silicon dioxide
    • Crystal system : rhombohedral
    • Hardness : 7
    • Chakras : Sacred and Solar Plexus
    • Purification : salt water

    This very solar stone brings a phenomenal well being to its carrier. It stimulates the intellect which is very useful for students. It brings fullness and protects against depression.

    Cordierite, the stone of inner vision

    • Colors : blue mauve to dark purple
    • Chemical composition : magnesium aluminosilicate
    • Crystal system : orthorhombic
    • Hardness : 7
    • Chakras : Summit
    • Purification : salt water

    The cordierite triggers the initiation to the spiritual journeys and it makes more sensitive its carrier to premonitory dreams. It helps to find one's spiritual path by unburdening oneself of the weight of material comfort.

    Carnelian, the sexual stimulant

    • Colors : orange to very dark red
    • Chemical composition : silicon dioxide
    • Crystalline system :
    • Hardness : 6,5
    • Chakras : Sex
    • Origin : India, Brazil, Madagascar.
    • Purification : salt water

    This crystal has red tints which refer to the chakra of the sex. It allows to radiate and to stimulate the sexual instincts. To advise to those who lack enthusiasm.

    Copper, the anti-inflammatory

    • Colors : brown red to very dark red, with metallic glints
    • Chemical composition : copper (Cu)
    • Crystalline system : cubic
    • Hardness : 2.5
    • Chakras : Sex and Summit
    • Purification : water

    Copper is an excellent conductor of energy and it allows to decrease the inflammations found in arthritis and rheumatism.

    Diamond, the essential

    • Colors : colorless, yellow, brown, blue, pink, green and black
    • Chemical composition : carbon (C)
    • Crystalline system : cubic
    • Hardness : 10
    • Chakras : Summit
    • Purification : salt water, sun

    The crystal represents the illumination and the spiritual power. The diamond absorbs the negative waves. It is very powerful and is a valuable aid to meditation. The diamond (and in particular the pink diamond) is the most effective for the introspections in love. The blue diamond helps to make one's mind more lively. The yellow diamond helps to promote the joy of living.

    Emerald, the stone of good fortune

    • Colors : all ranges of green
    • Chemical composition : aluminum and beryllium silicate
    • Crystal system : hexagonal
    • Hardness : 7
    • Chakras : Sacred and Solar Plexus

    It is the symbol of harmony, abundance, patience, love and fidelity. It helps meditation and balances emotional, mental and physical states. It is an ally against stress.

    Fluorite, a versatile power

    • Colors : all
    • Chemical composition : calcium fluoride
    • Crystalline system : cubic
    • Hardness : 3
    • Chakras : all

    Fluorite opens the heart, detoxifies the body and calms the mind. People suffering from arthritis appreciate this crystal. It refers to the highest levels of spirituality. It accentuates the concentration of intellectual works and it energizes the memory.

    Garnet, symbol of love and trust

    • Color : red with a violet tint
    • Chemical composition : aluminum and iron silicate
    • Crystalline system : cubic
    • Hardness : 6
    • Chakras : Sex
    • Purification : warm water or full moon light

    Garnet is an excellent stone for those who blame themselves or feel anger continuously. It also protects from dangers during travel, gives strength and leads to victory. It strengthens the libido and stimulates male fertility. It is a perfect stone to fix with clarity its emotions. By its red color, it facilitates the blood circulation.

    Hematite, the primary stone

    • Colors : gray-black, red-brown, metallic luster
    • Chemical composition : iron sesquioxide
    • Crystal system : rhombohedral
    • Hardness : 6
    • Chakras : Sex

    It is the stone of the first chakra which encourages the primary instincts (of survival, sexual, ?). It restores the balance and it protects from the negative waves. It is perfect for people who suffer from anemia. It protects the blood circulation and the liver while limiting the hemorrhages. Some claim that it protects against snake bites.

    Jade nephrite, to take care of its health

    • Colors : white, green, yellow, brown, light purple, blackish
    • Chemical composition : silicate of magnesium and calcium
    • Crystalline system : monoclinic
    • Hardness : 6,5
    • Chakras : Heart and Throat

    The Chinese, for a very long time venerate this crystal of exception. It brings health, longevity and fortune. This stone is used to detoxify the blood and to restore the nervous system. It helps to get rid of negative thoughts. Long ago, Peruvians used to make their children wear a jade stone to protect them against diseases.

    Kunzite, to stay positive

    • Color : pink
    • Chemical composition : aluminum and lithium silicate
    • Crystal system : monoclinic
    • Hardness : 6,5
    • Chakras : Heart and Throat
    • Purification : water and sun

    This stone is powerful against negative energies and it gives more power to our positive thoughts. It is an excellent stimulant of the blood system. It is a good choice to fight against psychic disorders and to free oneself from negative thoughts.

    Labradorite, the stone of vitality

    • Colors : dark gray, dark brown with blue and green reflections
    • Chemical composition : sodium calcium aluminosilicate
    • Crystal system : triclinic
    • Hardness : 6,5
    • Chakras : Root, Solar Plexus and Heart
    • Purification : water and sun

    The labrodite is often recommended to the therapists to protect himself and to get rid of the negative waves. It forms a protective barrier on the person who wears it. It also disperses illusions and allows to go directly to the essential in his relationships. It is also a good stabilizer of the immune system.

    Lapis lazuli, the crystal of meditation

    • Colors : indigo blue to deep blue
    • Chemical composition : sodium aluminum silicate and sulfur
    • Crystal system : cubic
    • Hardness : 5
    • Chakra : Throat and Third eye
    • Origin : Afghanistan, Chile, Russia
    • Purification : quartz or water

    Lapis lazuli facilitates decisions and organization. It is a good amplifier of thoughts and a good help for the alignment of body and mind. It is an aid to inspiration, to resting the mind, to writing, to serenity and self-acceptance.

    Magnetite, the anchoring magnet

    • Color : metallic black
    • Chemical composition : iron oxide
    • Crystal system : cubic
    • Hardness : 5,5
    • Chakra : Root and painful zones
    • Purification : water

    As its name indicates, this stone acts as a magnet by removing all the blockages of chakras for a better work of the meridians. Like hematite, magnetite provides an anchor and helps to have clear thoughts. It also indicates the right directions to choose. It is very effective to wear on joint pains.

    Malachite, the amplifier

    • Colors : light green to very dark green, veined
    • Chemical composition : copper carbonate
    • Crystalline system : monoclinic
    • Hardness : 3,5
    • Chakras : solar plexus, heart and painful zones
    • Purification : water, often

    It is a stone which stimulates the visions, the concentration, the immune system and the blood circulation. It amplifies positive as well as negative energies. It also has a beneficial action against joint pain and rheumatism.

    Moldavite, the crystal of the toltec agreements

    • Color : green
    • Chemical composition : silicates
    • Crystalline system : none
    • Hardness : 5
    • Chakras : Throat and solar plexus
    • Origin : Moldavia, Germany, Bohemia
    • Purification : water

    Moldavite represents the Toltec agreements to always do one's best; to speak perfectly; to never make assumptions and to never take anything personally. Thus, this crystal brings rapid changes in thinking and personal development.

    Tiger's eye, to protect from bad influences

    • Colors : golden yellow and brown
    • Chemical composition : silicon dioxide
    • Crystal system : rhombohedral
    • Hardness : 7
    • Chakra : Root and Plexus
    • Purification : salt water

    This stone is advised against the articular problems. According to the tradition, it protects against the evil eye and against poverty. This crystal stimulates the will to win.

    Opal, the mineral of courage

    • Colors : all colors
    • Chemical composition : hydrated silicon dioxide
    • Crystal System : none
    • Hardness : 5
    • Chakra : Solar plexus
    • Purification : salt water

    This stone helps people suffering from depressions. It is stimulating and it motivates the desire to have projects. It is effective to stay concentrated and to motivate students during their school studies. It has an effect on the blood circulation and the psyche.

    Or, to fill up with energy

    • Color : yellow
    • Chemical composition : gold (Au)
    • Crystalline system : cubic
    • Hardness : 3
    • Chakras : solar plexus and third eye
    • Purification : salt water

    Gold is an electrical conductor that allows to charge itself with positive waves and energy from the sun. This action allows to stimulate the nervous system and to favour social contact with the others. It also helps the digestive system, the heart system and the endocrine system (hormones) to function properly.

    Peridot, symbol of clairvoyance

    • Color : green
    • Chemical composition : Ferro-magnesium silicate
    • Crystal system : orthorhombic
    • Hardness : 6
    • Chakra : Solar plexus and third eye
    • Purification : salt water and quartz

    The peridot is excellent to strengthen the friendships. It is also a stone of clairvoyance. It can also be used to neutralize toxins in the diet or for overall health care.

    Pyrite, the stone of incarnation

    • Color : gray with a metallic sheen
    • Chemical composition : iron sulfide
    • Crystal system : cubic
    • Hardness : 6
    • Chakra : Solar plexus
    • Purification : water, sun

    The pyrite helps to take again foot on earth. By its iron and its sulfur, it regulates the circulation and the digestion. It is very used by students who have intellectual and creative works.

    Smoky quartz, the crystal of the rooting

    • Colors : translucent brown, smoky gray, black
    • Chemical composition : silicon dioxide
    • Crystal system : rhombohedral
    • Hardness : 7
    • Chakra : Root
    • Purification : salt water

    The smoky quartz allows to be more aware of nature and environmental issues. This stone also protects against certain radiations (beta radiations, the most superficial). It strengthens the immune system of the lungs and corrects asthma problems. In the Indian peoples of North America, this mineral was considered as a stone of the gods to help in hunting.

    Pink quartz, the mineral of serenity

    • Colors : bright pink to pale pink
    • Chemical composition : silicon dioxide
    • Crystal System : rhombohedral
    • Hardness : 7
    • Chakra : Heart
    • Purification : salt water

    It is the quartz of serenity, peace, love and abandonment. This crystal helps to love and it helps to open up to others. It corrects emotional traumas. It is also an ally to accept the symptoms of menopause.

    Rhodochrosite, to learn to forgive

    • Colors : red pink to pale pink and white
    • Chemical composition : manganese carbonate
    • Crystal system : rhombohedral
    • Hardness : 4
    • Chakra : Heart
    • Purification : water

    This stone symbolizes the stone of love and it intervenes on the chakra of the heart. It teaches us forgiveness. This mineral relieves respiratory disorders and also arranges the system of blood circulation. It has a calming action that allows it to regulate sleep.

    Ruby, the mirror of the soul

    • Colors : pale red to red, purplish red
    • Chemical composition : aluminium oxide
    • Crystalline system : rhombohedral
    • Hardness : 9
    • Chakra : Root
    • Purification : salt water and sun

    The ruby protects the spirit. This stone strengthens the thought and the spirituality.

    Sapphire, the stone of emotions

    • Colors : blue from pale to midnight blue, to orange-yellow, violet, black
    • Chemical composition : aluminum oxide
    • Crystal system : rhombohedral
    • Hardness : 9
    • Chakras : several types of energies, colors according to the chakras
    • Purification : salt water

    Whatever its color, this stone is effective against immune deficiency. The blue sapphire is useful for spirituality, development of intuition and communication. The yellow sapphire guarantees calm emotions. Black sapphire protects and helps to overcome life's difficulties.

    Shungite, symbol of life

    • Color : black
    • Chemical composition : carbon with organic traces
    • Crystal System : indeterminate
    • Hardness : 7
    • Chakras : All
    • Purification : not necessary

    Because of its carbon composition, this stone is excellent for energizing and regenerating all energies, immune defenses and premature aging of the human body.

    Sodalite, the mineral of well-being

    • Colors : blue supported with the night blue, with veins
    • Chemical composition : sodium aluminum silicate
    • Crystalline system : cubic
    • Hardness : 5,5
    • Chakras : Throat and Third eye
    • Purification : salt water

    This mineral allows to reinforce the diplomacy. It is also recommended to look after respiratory infections (of sinuses and bronchi).

    Sulfur, the respiratory disinfectant

    • Colors : light yellow to dark yellow
    • Chemical composition : sulfur (S)
    • Crystal system : orthorhombic
    • Hardness : 1,5
    • Chakras : solar plexus
    • Purification : water

    This mineral is traditionally used to heal, to purify wounds and to strengthen the skin and mucous membranes. It fights effectively the infections of the respiratory tracts and notably the sinusitis and the flu.

    Stibine, the anti-pain

    • Colors : light gray to dark gray
    • Chemical composition : antimony sulfide
    • Crystal system : orthorhombic
    • Hardness : 2
    • Chakras : none
    • Purification : quartz

    This mineral is a rare pearl which allows to relieve all physical pains.

    Topaz, the stone of the heart

    • Colors : colorless, yellow to brown, blue, pink
    • Chemical composition : aluminum fluosilicate
    • Crystal system : orthorhombic
    • Hardness : 8
    • Chakras : all
    • Purification : quartz

    This stone of love facilitates understanding, compassion and empathy. It opens more the heart chakra and it protects from the sorrows following a love break-up. It balances nervous tension and boosts blood circulation.

    Tourmaline, the protector against the negative waves

    • Colors : all the colors
    • Chemical composition : very variable according to hearts : aluminum, lithium, potassium, sodium, iron, magnesium, calcium.
    • Crystal system : trigonal
    • Hardness : 7
    • Chakras : Root
    • Purification : quartz

    It is an essential stone of lithotherapy. It helps to root and protects from negative waves (television, telephone, ...). When it has clear tints, it stimulates the immune system and protects from oxidative stress. When it has a brown tint, it protects from the effects of bad karma, it cleans the auras and it restores the balance of the chakras.If it has a green tint, it is excellent for helping the creative mind. The pink tint brings love and compassion and heals heartache.The red hue brings courage, passion and detachment from one's own pain. If it is multicolored it symbolizes love, passion, harmonization of our defense systems and combats chronic fatigue.

    Turquoise, the stone of wisdom

    • Colors : sky blue, blue-green, often veined
    • Chemical composition : aluminum and copper phosphate
    • Crystalline system : triclinic
    • Hardness : 5
    • Chakras : Throat and Third eye
    • Purification : water or quartz

    Turquoise is a must for therapists. It is one of the oldest stones used for protection, against the devil's eye and is known to bring truth and wisdom. It acts on the throat chakra, to strengthen communication and the relationship between the heart and the mind. It also protects against the effects of alcohol, electromagnetic pollution, radiation and toxins.

    Zincite, the stone of energy

    • Colors : yellow, orange, brown
    • Chemical composition : zinc oxide
    • Crystal system : hexagonal
    • Hardness : 5
    • Chakras : Root
    • Purification : salt water

    It is a superb stone which energizes the blood circulation and the physical strength.

    Zircon, an unsuspected power

    • Colors : dark green, brown, dark blue
    • Chemical composition : zirconium silicate
    • Crystal system : quadratic
    • Hardness : 7
    • Chakras : Root and Sacred
    • Purification : salt water

    This stone must be handled with care. It regenerates the body and notably the cells. It is an ideal companion during a spiritual retreat to reconnect with his soul.

    Published on 23 October 2022 at 08:30
    Updated on 07 November 2022 at 20:52

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