Loading... Please wait...

Healing Properties of Gemstones and Sacred Wood

Healing Properties and Symbolism of Gemstones, Sacred Woods, and Bone ~ The Natural Materials used in Malas

Agate:  For balancing and harmonizing body, mind and spirit. It also cleanses and stabilizes the aura, banishing negativity. Stimulates and strengthens our analytical capabilities, encouraging us to think clearly and concentrate upon the task at hand. Allows us to gain inspiration from spiritual words.

Amazonite (green):  Heals the throat chakra, encouraging communication, and supports the thyroid. Helps to balance and regulate calcium deficiencies, also alleviating cramps and muscular spasms. For soothing and harmonizing the nervous system, dispelling worries, fears, anger and irritation, balancing mood swings, it encourages us to take charge of our own lives and connect to our own inner power.

Amber:  Pacifies the mind, protecting you from mental imbalance. Protects against black magic or evil spirits. Good for any throat problem. Lifts ones heaviness of burdens allowing happiness and strengthens heart.

Amethyst:  Wearing it gives one stability strength, inspiration and a true sense of peace, enhances immune system and is a blood purifier, good for stomach and liver. Strengthens spiritual power.

Aventurine:  It protects, activates and clears the heart chakra. For treating heart problems on account of its ability to strengthen and stabilize the heart. Encourages regeneration. A stone of comfort and balance.

Betelnut:  Used in India as an offering to the gods and godesses and is also a symbol of well-being and good luck.

Bodhi Seed:  Signifies the Buddha’s attainment of enlightenment while seated under the Bodhi Tree.  While especially revered by Buddhists, a bodhi seed mala is considered auspicious to use for all practices, and represents spiritual promise, dedication and faith.

Bone:  A traditional material used in malas in both Nepal and Tibet. Bone signifies strength and is said to amplify prana (life force energy.)

Carnelian:  A stone of happiness and hope.  Creates emotional balance.  Helps to focus mind and aid in decisio making, reducing depression and loneliness.  Increases stamina and self confidence.

Chrysoprase:  For the heart chakra, which it opens, activates and energize, giving it ability to mend a broken heart, to heal relationships and to transmute jealousy, envy, greed, selfishness and grief into positive emotions.

Coral:  Calms emotions and leads to inner tranquility.  Eases depression, good for emotional balance and reduces sensitivity.  Improves expressive ability, increases intuition and imagination.  May ease nightmares.

Fossilized Coral:  This grounding and calming stone is known to facilitate intuition, imagination, visualization, bravery and wisdom. Fossilized Coral can also improve mental concentration and perception, and can be used to attract success.  Fossilized Coral is formed when ancient coral becomes buried and replaced with agate through the process of permineralization.

Garnet:  Promotes vigor and vitality and is a sexual stimulant calms anger and increase will power. Stimulates circulation, especially in lungs, skin and intestines. Also good for finance. 

Gold:  Purifies and provides energy for the physical body.  Helps rehabilitation of the body.  Strengthens the nervous system.  Balances the heart chakra. 

Jasper Green: Stone of balance, harmonizes the heart chakra. Helps to boost the immune system and detoxifying the body’s system.  Jasper is a lucky gem and is considered to attract health, security and beauty. 

Lapis Lazuli: Enhances self expression, creativity and insight. Valued by seekers of truth for its ability to quiet and purify the mind. Protects against negative influences. Associated with truthfulness, openness, love, purification and integrity in relationships. Helps with urinary tract problems, nervous system, and inflammation.

Lava: Used by American Indians when entering battle for strength and clarity. Gives strength (physical and mental) when facing difficult situations. 

Lotus Seed:   Promotes spiritual and material prosperity.  Like the lotus flower which grows and beautifully blooms in muddy water, the lotus seed symbolizes spiritual growth and the ability to rise above obstacles on the path to spiritual enlightenment.

Obsidian: For stabilizing and balancing. Protection from physical emotional of psychic attack. Purify a negative atmosphere. Can remove toxins from body. An excellent stone for pain relief of arthritis alleviates muscular aches and spasms. Removes shock and trauma that arises after injury. Improves circulation. 

Onyx:  Recommended for times of pain and sorrow.  Balances male/female polarity.  Increases hormonal balance.  Helps with objectivity and making intelligent decisions.   

Pearls: Symbolizes purity and stimulates the mind in clarity and wisdom. It enhances personal integrity and helps to focus ones attention. It has been said that it increases fertility and eases childbirth. Increases physical vitality.  White pearls are for growth, purity and integrity.  Peach pearls represent innocence.  Pearls have been used through the ages to instill courage, preserve wealth, lengthen life and promote fertility.  It is said that pearls will multiply prayers by 1,000,000, careful what you wish for! 

Prehnite:  Increases energy and provides protection. Helps to understand problems and situations. Eases feelings of anger. Good for kidneys and bladder, strengthens heart. 

Quartz:   Activates the entire body.  Increases spiritual wisdom, insight and clarity of thought. Useful to heal emotional wounds. increasing intuition and amplifies prayers. Good for treating headaches, dizziness and general pain relief. 

Quartz Rose:  Serves to open the heart, enhances creativity, and heals emotional wounds, broken hearts. Considered the love stone, beneficial to circulatory system and aids in relieving anxiety.  It is calming, gentle and tender.  It provides a loving energy to the  heart. 

Quartz Smoky:  For solar plexus chakra and an excellent ground stone. For relieving stress and anxiety. Calms a hyperactive mind. Disperses fear & lifts depression and negativity. Encourages positive thought and action. Detoxifying & digestive system. Protects against radiation.

Red Stones:  Red is the most auspicious color in many cultures.  Many of our gems have a red color to them (garnet, rose quartz, etc...) The word "beautiful" is synonymous with "red" in Slavic and other language families. 

Rhodochrosite: For the heart chakra. Regulates the heart beat. Stabilizes the pulse, balances the blood pressure and stimulates the circulation. It opens up the heart, lifting depression and encourages a positive cheerful attitude to life. Prompt spontaneity, good to express feelings. Stone of love & passion. Believed to have the power to attract one’s soul mate. Stimulate the mind and encourages creativity and innovation. It can relieve migraines, thyroid imbalance, as well as intestinal problems.

Rosewood:  (Red Sandalwood) is warming, improves circulation and protects one from negative energy.  Used to call upon Lord Ganesh “the remover of obstacles” and the Divine Mother. 

Rudraksha Beads:  Creates peace of mind.  Relieves stress.  Cooling to the body.  Strengthens the heart.  Reduces blood pressure.  Protects against negative forces and thoughts. Sacred to many cultures.  Named the "tears of Shiva".  Sacred Indian prayer beads. 

Sandalwood:  Promotes humility and focuses the mind to aid in meditation.  In India sandalwood is given divine status and is thus very commonly used in mala beads. The fragrance of the sandalwood is said to be one of the most pleasing to the Gods and is considered cooling, calming and soothing.

Skulls:  Carved skull beads are reminiscent of the necklace of skulls that the Goddess Kali wears symbolizing liberation, knowledge and wisdom.

Silver:  Increases fluent speech during conversation or lectures.  Stimulates self observation.  Encourages and eases implementation of different tasks while expanding perception and comprehension. 

Tigers Eye:  Solar plexus chakra. Bring together energies of heaven & earth, to lift our vibrations. Dispels fear and anxiety, counteract feeling of hypochondria

Turquoise:  Strengthens whole body, promotes absorption of nutrients, tissue regeneration and circulation. Protects from harmful environmental pollutants and poisons. Saves the wearer from problems on a journey or adventure. Destroy hatred and increases love. 

Turmeric:  Turmeric is used for victory over enemies, resolution to litigation, success in quarrels and competitions. Turmeric is much revered by Hindus and is considered one of the most purifying herbs in Ayurveda. Turmeric is associated with fertility, and is said to be cleansing for the chakras. Made in India with traditional knots between beads. As these beads are not coated the tumeric color can come off on the skin if exposed to moisture.

Tourmalated Quartz:  Known as a powerful stone for protection and grounding. This stone also creates balance and inner strength, deflects and transforms negativity, and reduces anxiety and depression.


*These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease  The results are the sole responsibility of the wearer*

Gemstone and Sacred Wood Properties provided by BaliMalas and Japa Mala Beads


Sign up for our newsletter

View Cart Go To Checkout