The name of Malachite is thought to derive from the Greek name of the Mallow plant (malakee, or malache) the leaves of which resemble the patterns on the gemstone. Malachite is the birthstone for mid spring 20 April - 20 May. It has a unique leaf-like pattern on it. Malachite is a protective stone. Malachite absorbs negative energies and pollutants from the surroundings and from the wearer’s body. Malachite is believed to heal people physically and emotionally. It protects you against radiation of all kinds and heals earth energies. Keep near to the electric devices like mobile phones, laptops, microwave in the kitchen and televisions in living areas. Malachite is dedicated to the Heart Chakra because it has rays of powerful green energy. It helps in communication with the outside world and controls what we embrace and what we resist. When your heart chakra is not balanced, you feel like being controlled or controlling in relationships and malachite helps you to get your heart chakra aligned and have a balanced healthy relationship. Malachite helps people get over the fear of flying on a plane. Pharaohs used to decorate their crowns with Malachite because they believed that it helped them rule wisely.
Crystal: Malachite. Country of origin: Congo. Chemical composition: Cu2CO3(OH)2. Hardness based on Mohs scale: 3.5 - 4.