Virtues in lithotherapy, characteristics and history


Hematite , also called bloodstone, oligist, or specular iron, is a common mineral.

Its color can range from black to silver gray, through brown and red.

It is a fine stone (formerly a semi-precious stone, but this designation has been banned).

Characteristics of hematite

Main deposits
England, Germany, Brazil, Spain, Island of Elba, Norway, United States
Gray to black, sometimes brown on the surface with a metallic luster. Red inside
Hardness (Mohs scale) 5.5-6.5: scratchable with file and sand
Chemical composition
Iron(III) oxide: Fe 2 O 3

crystal system

Trigonal (Rhombohedral)


Root chakra (First chakra, "Muladhara")

Trace elements


Astrological signs

Aries, Scorpio, Capricorn

Purification and Recharging

Purify Hematite

Recharge Hematite

Hematite can be purified with pure water, pure salt or salt water .

For pure salt purification, we advise you to use the indirect purification method
Purification in a pure water bath requires leaving the stone for about 4 to 5 hours in its bath. To purify your hematite with salt water , you must leave it in the bath for 2 to 3 hours .

Hematite can be recharged in sunlight .

You can leave your stone for 2 to 3 hours in a room bathed in light.

Avoid long exposure to direct sunlight.

You can also recharge your hematite on a cluster of rock crystal . It takes about 1 hour and can be done day or night.



On an emotional level

Hematite is the symbol of rigor , robustness and inflexibility . It helps to overcome life's problems by instilling in its wearer self-confidence , patience and courage .

It is a stone that is both energizing and soothing : it energizes without bringing tension and relaxes thanks to its de- stressing action .

Hematite is also a stone used in lithotherapy to open up to others and to oneself , it is very suitable for people who tend to be shy in groups and who do not approach others too much.

Hematite tumbled stone
Hematite tumbled stone

On a spiritual level

Hematite is a stone with Yang energies, which makes it possible to reharmonize energies when they tend to lean too much towards Yin.

On a physical level

Hematite has a relaxing effect.

It is widely used to help detoxify the body , cleanse and oxygenate the blood .

It would contribute to the healing of wounds and would be an excellent support in the treatment of anemia thanks to its composition loaded with iron.

Some also attribute to it the ability to regulate menstrual flow in women.

COLOR Properties


Red is a strong color . It often represents courage , motivation and ambition .

Red pushes to action , to commitment in our life and our projects.

It is a dynamic color that traditionally represents fire or blood. The color red is therefore associated with war and danger. But also and above all to energy , determination , strength , power .

Red is also fire, a symbol of passion , love and desire . It is the color of blood, a fluid that takes on a sacred and mystical dimension .

History & traditions

Hematite was described as early as 77 by Pliny the Elder. Its name comes from the Latin haematites which means blood.

This stone was used from the Upper Paleolithic as a red pigment, called red ochre, for cave paintings, then in Neolithic pottery and in painting in Egyptian tombs.

In ancient Egypt, hematite was considered to have the power to cure blood diseases, because when immersed in water it tinted it red. It was therefore thought to promote blood production.

In Antiquity, it was used in cosmetics: we made blush and lipstick. They have been found in particular in the territories of predynastic ancient Egypt and in North Africa.

In Native American tradition, hematite is used by shamans to enhance their power and effectiveness.

Lithotherapy is an alternative energy therapy, the indications given do not in any way constitute medical advice, they are taken from cultures and reference works in the field. For any medical problem we invite you to consult your doctor. Never stop treatment without medical advice.

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