Hematite is an iron oxide mineral. Itís crystal system is hexagonal (trigonal). Itís name is derived from the Greek word for blood.

Emotionally Hematite is to help one see strength, courage and fortitude for moving through adversity. It is a powerful stone to use when one is seeking to integrate the shadow self. Physically Hematite is said to be an excellent for energetic support of recovery from any ailment of the blood and of blood production within bone marrow. It may can work as strengthener for the liver and may also assist in the detoxification process.