Malachite is a powerful protection stone. It can clear all negative energies as well as environmental pollutants. Malachite clears and activates the chakras and attunes to spiritual guidance. Placed on the third eye, it activates visualisation and psychic vision. Placed on the heart, it brings balance and harmony by opening the heart to unconditional love. Placed on the solar plexus, Malachite facilitates deep emotional healing, releases suppressed feelings and brings peace.
Malachite is an extremely versatile healing stone. It is useful for menstrual cramps and facilitates child birth. It also lowers blood pressure and treats arthritis, fractures and swollen joints. When worn round the waist, it treats diabetes and kidney disorder also.
The name Malachite came from the Greek word ‘malakee’ or ‘malache’ due to the resemblance of its colour to the leaves of the mallow plant.
The largest Malachite deposits were found in the Ural Mountains of Russia but nowadays, most are mined in Zaire, Chile, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Arizona and Australia.
In ancient Egypt, Malachite was ground to a powder and used as eye shadow and as a remedy for eye infections. It was also worn as protection against the ‘evil eye’. In the Middle Ages, it was believed to cure various stomach ailments.