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Chakra: Root Chakra

Hematite is an important basic crystal for today. This black to silvery black crystal is very hard and can stand up to daily use. Because it is found in most parts of the world, it is readily available. Hematite is an iron oxide material that can with some effort be magnetized. This differs from magnetite, which is also an iron oxide but is magnetic in its natural state. Many use hematite for grounding. A single sample will link the root charka to the Earth. A pair, one held in each hand, will balance the individual while grounding. It is a stone of protection and strength.

Hematite is used in association with the blood and nervous systems. It can be employed to aid in the relief of anemia, hemophilia, menstrual cramps, and nose bleeds. Hematite can relieve disease in the liver, kidneys and a weak cardio-vascular system. It is used to draw out body tension, fevers, reduces tumor masses and cools the body. It can relieve leg cramps and insomnia; and broken bones heal quickly with the application of Hematite. The American Indians used Hematite to curb alcohol abuse. Hematite can enhance our mental capability. The iron in our blood is influenced by Hematite. In the brain it calms our mental state that leads to improved memory, concentration, mental focus, and more effective mental processes. Self-confidence is also increased while decreasing negativity and releasing anger. One could say that Hematite brings order to mental chaos. It is also excellent for maintaining focus in meditation.

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