Therapeutic Properties of Garnet
Garnet has a rich history. Native American Indians used red garnets as bullets, believing that
they would seek blood and inflict a deadlier wound. Christians believe that
garnet symbolized Christ's sacrifice; Islam followers believe that garnet
illuminated the fourth heaven. In the Middle Ages, Garnet was used to ward off
harm and increase chivalry, loyalty and honesty.
Garnet has always been considered insurance for
travelers against misfortune. It was worn by the
crusaders as an aid to safely find their way home. In the 18th and 19th
transparent garnet became the height of jewelry fashion.
Garnet is the traditional gift for the 18th Wedding
Anniversary. It is the traditional birthstone
for those born in the month of January.
Traditional Metaphysical Properties for Garnet:
removing negativity, awareness, commitment,
regeneration, order, insight.
Healing Applications of Garnet:
It is considered a good luck to receive a Garnet as
a gift. Some believe that it is useful in
warding off bad dreams and as protection from theft. The red varieties of garnet
are believed to
increase passion in all areas of life. Garnet is thought to attract love and
soul mates and to
Garnets were thought to stop bleeding, cure
inflammatory diseases, and smooth discord. Garnet has been associated with the root, or red
chakra; imbalances of which are said to be
responsible for anxiety, irritable bowel and lack of energy. Garnets were
thought to stop
bleeding, cure inflammatory diseases, and smooth discord.
red varieties of garnet are believed to increase passion in all areas of life. Garnet attracts love and soul mates.
It enhances creativity. Garnets are thought to help heal oneself/friends but
bring harm onto enemies.
Garnets come in many colors and varieties which are associated with
different healing abilities. Some of the individual gemstones that come under
the garnet family and their color are:
||Orangey-red to Brown
||Brown, Black and sometimes Yellowish-green to Yellowish orange
||Green to Yellowish Green
||Clear, Orange, Pink, Yellow, Green, Brown
||Yellow orange to red
||Purplish red to red
||Deep Emerald Green
Pyrope Garnets (The blood-red varieties of garnet) are often associated with blood
The brown varieties of garnet are used by healers to draw out stress.
The Demantoid variety has been used to alleviate chronic pain.
The pink Grossular varieties sooth a stressed nervous system and are used by
healers for stress-related diseases, such as anorexia, mistrust, and people
Therapeutic Properties of
Hessonite is a rare orange or cinnamon colored Garnet. It is an important
gemstone in Eastern Astrology.
Hessonite improves the intellect, lessen aggressive tendencies and increase
self-esteem and respect. It also increases spirituality.
Hessonite is associated with the 5th Chakra.
Hessonite has strong spiritual value for people regarded as wise. Besides
making them mellow, it keeps them from becoming gossipy or talking too much
about what they know. Instead, they will listen more to what other people have
to say. Well, that definitely is being wise!
Natural healers often recommend hessonite to help the mind and body release
toxins and to improve relaxation.
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