Malachite is a carbonate mineral. The stone's name derives (via Latin and French) from Greek 'molochitis' Malachite was used as a mineral pigment in green plants from antiquity until about 1800. It has also famously always been used as a decorative stone for ornamental purposes and inlay work.
Malachite absorbs energy, draws emotions to the surface, and clears and activates the chakras. An extremely powerful metaphysical stone, Malachite is called the "stone of transformation" and is used for deep energy cleaning. For this reason, some metaphysicians recommend using Malachite in small doses.
Malachite amplifies energies of all kinds, both positive and negative. Said by some to be one of the most important healing stones, Malachite helps the user acknowledge, draw out, and discharge negative energy, including old emotional patterns, past traumas, and suppressed feelings. Malachite's ability to draw out negative energy can assist in discovering the energy blocks and patterns that may be causing physical disease. Use Malachite on the Third Eye to facilitate psychic vision. Use Malachite with the Heart Chakra to bring balance and fidelity to relationships with other people.
Highly protective, Malachite absorbs pollution and shields against radioactivity. Put one or two pieces of Malachite in a childs room if they have a computer or television. Place one near computers or other electrical items in the home or office.
Physically, Malachite can be useful in easing menstrual cramps and childbirth. It can also ease headaches, inflammation, broken bones, rheumatism, asthma and insomnia.
Note: Malachite absorbs negative energy easily, so it is important to "clear" your Malachite often! See our method of clearing crystals that we list at the top of our Home Page. Do not use salt to clear polished Malachite as it will damage the finish.