The word hematite is derived from the Greek word meaning "blood." While hematite is a silver metallic color, when ground up hematite becomes a blood red colour. Native American folklore states that when used as war paint in battle the person becomes invincible.
Hematite is a grounding stone and is said to provide the wearer with internal strength. Hematite helps with timidity by boosting self-esteem, enhancing willpower and imparting confidence. It also helps to overcome compulsions and addictions.
Physically, hematite may stimulate the absorption of iron and helps with circulation. With its quietening and calming effect, it is an ideal study aid as it assists concentration.
Some people may be sensitive to hematite and has been known to give some a slight inflammation when worn against the skin. Make sure you do a test on your skin before wearing it. Hematite should not be used where inflammation is present for long periods of time.
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