Malachite is an opaque, banded stone, the colors in the bands range from a very light green to almost
deep green.  It  derives its name from Greek word malakos - soft. According to another theory the word
malachite comes from Greek malhe, which means grass.

Mining Malachite began as early as 4000 BC by ancient Egyptians. In the Middle ages, malachite was
worn to protect from black magic and sorcery. In Ancient Greece amulets for children were made of
malachite.  In the New Stone Age came the discovery of the possibility of extracting certain metals from
the ores in which they generally occur. Probably the first such material to be used was malachite, then
already in use as a cosmetic and easily reduced to copper in a strong fire. It is impossible to be precise
about the time and place of this discovery, but its consequences were tremendous.

It is said that by holding onto or carrying the stone will assist in over coming additions of smoking.

Assists with:

  • Over coming addictions
  • Calming
  • Transformation
  • Clarifying emotions
  • Releasing negative emotions
  • Assists in bringing in intuitive solutions

On the physical level it can assist with:

  • Vertigo
  • Asthma
  • Arthritis
  • Swollen joints
  • Tumors
  • Broken bones
  • Muscles
  • Immune system
  • Liver
  • Travel sickness
  • Aids in sleeping
  • Relaxes the nervous system
  • Calms the emotions

Chakra associated with:

Solar plexus
Heart
Throat
Activating all the chakras

Astrological sign associated with:

Capricorn and Scorpio
Malachite