Gemstones guard, heal and protect you and every once in a while, it it good to cleanse them. There are a number of ways to do this. You can put some salt in a plate and place your gemstones on it. Then put the plate on your windowsill, where daylight will shine on it. After 3 days, your gemstones will be cleansed and purified. Another way and much quicker is to put your stones in the freezer for 24 hours.

Healing Stones

Agate - General: Good for transmutation; helps with the emotion of acceptance; gives a mellow, blended aspect; beneficial in stomach area.

Alexandrite - Low self-esteem & difficulty centering imply need; central nervous system disorders; spleen & pancreas

Amber - Memory loss; eccentric behavior; anxiety; inability to make decisions; thyroid, inner ear & neuro-tissue strengthener; activates altruistic nature; realization of the spiritual intellect

Amethyst - Headaches; blood sugar imbalance; L brain imbalances; edginess; facilitates healing; inner peace; psychic insight; stimulates third eye; aid for meditation, spiritual opening & internal surrender

Aquamarine - Fluid retention; coughs; fear; thymus gland; calms nerves; problems with eyes, ears, jaw, neck, stomach, teeth; mental clarity; meditation

Beryl - Laziness; hiccups; swollen glands; eye diseases; bowel cancer

Black Tourmaline - Arthritis; dyslexia; syphilis; heart diseases; anxiety; disorientation; raises altruism; deflects negativity; neutralizes distorted energies, i.e. resentment & insecurity

Bloodstone - Circulation; all purpose healer & cleanser; stomach & bowel pain; purifies bloodstream; bladder; strengthens blood purifying organs

Blue indicolite - Lungs, larynx; thyroid; parasympathetic nerves

Blue Topaz - May be used to erase negativity and for physical healing

Botswana Agate - Use with high-pressure oxygen therapy; smoke inhalation. Master healer with color therapy; enhances all essences; grounds and balances; sexual & heart chakra binder; burns energy

Brecciated Jasper - Widely thought to assist with dream recollection, stimulates circulation and bloodflow

Carnelian - Grounding; stimulates curiosity & initiative; focuses attention to the present moment; use with citrine on lower 3 chakras; digestion

Chalcedony - Touchiness; melancholy; fever; gallstones; leukemia; eye problems; stimulates maternal feelings & creativity; release

Citrine - Heart, kidney, liver & muscle healer; appendicitis; gangrene; red & white corpuscles; digestive tract; cleanses vibrations in the atmosphere; creativity; helps personal clarity; will bring out problems in the solar plexus & the heart; eliminates self-destructive tendencies

Crystal Quartz - Generally been thought to enhance mental clarity and the realization of one's dreams

Chalcedony - Touchiness; melancholy; fever; gallstones; leukemia; eye problems; stimulates maternal feelings & creativity; release

Dark Opal - Reproductive organs; spleen & pancreas; filters red corpuscles & aids white corpuscles; bone marrow; depression, esp. of sexual origin; balances; amplifies creative & intuitive thought; grounds radical emotional body

Diamond - All brain diseases; pituitary & pineal glands; draws out toxicity, poison remedy

Emerald - Radiation toxicity; all mental illness; circulatory & neurological disorders; transmits balance, healing & patience; increases psychic & clairvoyant abilities; meditation; keener insight into dreams

Fluorite - Believed to dispel chaotic energy

Garnet - Said to monitor and adjust the flow of energy, and is useful in avoiding bad dreams

Garnet Rhodolite - Capillaries; skin elasticity; protection from pre-cancerous conditions

Green Tourmaline - Creativity; opens heart chakra; immune system; psychological problems with the father; blood pressure; asthma; balancer; eliminates conflict within

Hematite - Excellent grounding properties

Iolite - Believed to bring harmony within the self

Jade - Kidney, heart, larynx, liver, parathyroid, spleen, thymus, thyroid & parasympathetic ganglia healer; strengthens body; longevity

Lapis Lazuli - Neuralgia; melancholy; fevers; inflammations; penetrates subconscious blockages; throat chakra; sore throat; energy focuser for teachers, lecturers & speakers, mental & spiritual cleanser; used on 3rd eye for meditation; eliminates old & negative emotions; use with other healing stones; thought form amplification; helps in creating mantras. Said to protect the wearer from physical harm

Light Opal - Balances L & R brain hemispheres for neuro disorders; stimulates white corpuscles; helps bring the emotions to mystical experiences; aids abdomen, pituitary & thymus problems

Malachite - Thought by many to be useful in balancing emotional states

Moonstone - Soothes & balances the emotions; helps eliminate fear of "feeling"; encourages inner growth & strength; aids peace & harmony & psychic abilities; aligns vertebrae; digestive aid

Moss Agate - Emotional priorities; mental priorities; colon, circulatory, pancreas & pulses; blood sugar balance

Onyx - Objective thinking; spiritual inspiration; control of emotions & passions, help eliminate negative thinking, apathy, stress & neurological disorders; also used as a heart, kidney, nerve, capillary, hair, eye and nail strengthener

Opal Cherry - Red corpuscle & blood disorders; depression; apathy; lethargy; intuition & joy

Pearl - Eliminates emotional imbalances; helps one master the heart chakra; aids stomach, spleen, intestinal tract & ulcer problems

Peridot - Protects against nervousness; helps alleviate spiritual fear; aids in healing hurt feelings & bruised egos; incurs strength & physical vitality; aligns subtle bodies; amplifies other vibrational energies & positive emotional outlook; helps liver & adrenal function. Said to be very useful in relaxation and the release of nervous tension

Pink Tourmaline - Believed to create joy and enthusiasm for life and love

Quartz - Transmitter & amplifier of healing energy & clarity; balancer, channeler of universal energy & unconditional love; all purpose healer; programmable

Rose Quartz - Lymphatic cancer & circulatory problems; helps the psychologically inflexible.Heart chakra opener; love & self-acceptance healer for emotional wounds; dissipates anger & tension. Widely known as the "love" stone

Rubellite - Creativity; fertility; blanches passive or aggressive nature

Ruby - Heart chakra; balances love & all spiritual endeavors; self-esteem; strengthens neurological tissues around the heart; prevents miscarriages

Sapphire - Spiritual enlightenment; inner peace; colic; rheumatism; mental illness; pituitary; metabolic rate of glandular functions; anti- depressant; aids psychokinesis, telepathy, clairvoyance & astral projection; personal expression; also for pain

Sardonyx - Said to attract friends and promote marital happiness

Smoky Quartz - Stimulates Kundalini energy; cleanses & protects the astral field; draws out distortion on all levels; good for hyperactivity & excess energy; grounding. Thought to aid the removal of negative energy from one's life and surroundings

Sodalite - Believed to increase direction of purpose and to foster feelings of fellowship in the wearer

Spessartine - Bad dreams; depression; anger; self esteem; hemorrhages; hormone imbalances; inflammations; sexual disease

Spinel - Leg conditions, when worn on solar plexus; powerful general healer; detoxification aid

Topaz - Balances emotions; calms passions; gout; blood disorders; hemorrhages; increases poor appetite; general tissue regeneration; VD; tuberculosis; reverses aging; spiritual rejuvenation; endocrine system stimulation; releases tension; feelings of joy

Tourmaline - Dispels fear & negativity & grief; calms nerves; concentration & eloquence improve; genetic disorders, cancer & hormones regulated; raises vibrations; charisma; universal law; tranquil sleep

Turquoise - Master healer; protects against environmental pollutants; strengthens anatomy & guards against all disease; improved absorption of nutrients; tissue regeneration; subtle body allignment & strengthening; eye disorders

Watermelon Tourmaline - Heart chakra healer; imparts sense of humor to those who need it; balancer; eliminates guilt; nervous system; integration, security & self-containment