Most of us wear Gemstones for various reasons and they are mostly prescribed to us by the astrologers. Do you know that apart from astrological reasons, these gemstones have a significant effect on our health also? Here, I'll talk about how gemstones are related to our health, Gem therapy and benefits of some common gemstones.

According to astrology, gemstones are related to different planets and it is believed that these planets have an effect on our physical, mental, and spiritual health. Gemstones counter and neutralize the adverse effect of these planets on our health as planets emit the negative radiations and gemstones emit positive radiations which when combine, neutralize. In Vedic shastras of Hindus, health benefits and healing powers of various Gems have been listed.

Gemstones have different colors and each color corresponds to a different planet. The colors of the gemstones reflect back the negative radiations of the planets, filtering it from entering our body.

Gemstones

Amethystamthyst

Amethyst belongs to the family of Quartz and is used in making jewelry.  

Zodiac - Pisces 
Planet – Jupiter
Birthstone - February
Color -  Between light lilac and deep purple

Health Benefits

  1. Used to relieve people from alcohol addiction and reduces the intoxication produced from drinking.
  2. Calms your body and helps aid sleep disorders such as insomnia.
  3. Increases blood circulation in the body making oxygen available to the organs fast.
  4. Relieves stress and balances mood swings.
  5. Improves metabolism and strengthens the immune system.

Aquamarine

aquamarine

Aquamarine is also used in jewellries. It is believed that Aquamarine helps to lead you a happy married life by promoting trust and harmony among the couples. Therefore, it is also used as wedding gift to the couple for a good start of their relationship. The stone is also believed to increase one's intellect and learning power.

Zodiac - Pisces and Scorpio
Planet – Venus
Birthstone - March, Optional Birthstone for October
Color -  Comes in colors of light blue to blue and bluish green

Health Benefits

  1. Improves one's vision.
  2. Strengthens the bones.
  3. Helps cure thyroid problem.
  4. Helps cure kidney and bladder problems of water retention. It also helps maintains proper balance of fluids in the body.
  5. Cures throat problems such as tonsilitis.
  6. Helps improve mental health, sharpens the brain and increases learning power.
  7. Helps relieve stress and calms your mind. 

Coral

red coral

Also known as "Moonga" in Hindi, Coral is usually used to boost one's self confidence and is mainly worn by people dealing in property and real estate. It also helps improve your financial status. Some astrological beliefs of wearing coral are that it helps the wearer to get his daughter married, protects from evil spirits, relieves the wearer from getting nightmares and protects the women from getting widowed.

Coral is mainly found in the Great Barrier Reef off the coast of Queensland, Australia.

Zodiac - Aries and Scorpio
Planet - Mars
Color - Deep Red

Health Benefits

  1. Wearing Coral can help cure various cancers specially the blood cancer.
  2. It can also cure chronic cough and high fever.
  3. Red coral also helps smallpox, piles, and impotency.
  4. Due to its blood clotting properties, it helps cure wounds faster.

Cat's Eye

cats eye

Also known as "Lahsuniya" in Hindi, Cat's eye is called so as it resembles the eye of a cat and in darkness, it even shines like the cat's eyes. According to astrological beliefs, it brings prosperity and if someone is facing troubles in business, it can eradicate all the troubles. It is also believed that it can help one find the lost money. Also, it is suitable to people involved in gaming, gambling (such as horse racing) and people dealing with stock exchange predictions.

Zodiac - Pisces
Planet - Ketu (South node of Moon)
Color - Whitish greyish and greenish sometimes with a yellow hue.

Health Benefits

  1. Wearing Cat's eye can help cure diabetes.
  2. It cures skin diseases and genetic disorders.

Emerald

emarald

Emerald is commonly known as "Panna" in Hindi. It is one of the most beautiful gemstones found. It is believed that if tied around the waist of pregnant woman, it can ease the delivery process. Emerald is also considered as a gemstone of love as it enhances the love between two partners if they gift each other an emerald. It is also beneficial for students weak in mathematics.

Zodiac - Gemini and Virgo
Planet - Mercury
Birthstone - May
Color - Light and Deep Green

Health Benefits

  1. Wearing Emerald can help overcome speech related problems such a stammering.
  2. Wearing Emerald also improves eyesight.
  3. It also increases the person's intellect. 

Garnet

garnet

Garnet is a gemstone which is associated with love, career and success. It is mainly used in jewellries.

Zodiac - Taurus
Planet - Sun
Birthstone - January
Color - Pomegranate Red but also found in other colors such as orange, yellow, green, pink, black, blue and even colorless.

Health Benefits

  1. Helps treat skin inflammations.
  2. Helps one to overcome depression.
  3. Wearing Garnet also increases the sex drive.
  4. It also regulates the blood flow and blood pressure.

Opal

opal

Opal is the national gemstone of Australia and has been famously known as the Queen of gems. This stone can highly enhance the financial status of the person wearing it and brings prosperity. It also make the person a center of attraction among a group of people. It is also known to increase one's confidence.

Zodiac - Libra
Planet - Venus
Birthstone - October
Color - Multiple colors

Health Benefits

  1. Cures digestive problems.
  2. Black opal reduces reproductive disorders.
  3. Fire opal cures blood related disorders.
  4. White opal helps cure the neurological disorders. 

Pearl

pearl

Pearl is one more gemstone used in jewelleries. It is mostly found in seas and oceans. Pearls found in seas and oceans are much more expensive than the fresh water pearls. 

Zodiac - Cancer 
Planet - Moon
Birthstone - June
Color - White, Off White, Yellow, Green, Pink

Health Benefits

  1. Pearl powder enhances one's beauty, brings glow on the face and gives a radiating skin. It also reduces the signs of ageing such as wrinkles and pigmentation.
  2. Wearing pearl improves the immune system.
  3. Balances the cholesterol levels.
  4. Taking pearl powder provides calcium, essential proteins and amino acids to the body.
  5. Increases sexual drive.

Ruby

ruby

Ruby is one the most precious and costliest gemstones. It is also known as the King of gemstones.

Zodiac - Leo
Planet - Sun
Birthstone - July
Color - Pink to deep red

Health Benefits

  1. Helps cure heart diseases and high blood pressure

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