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Also known as "blood stone" (not to be confused with the gemstone "bloodstone"), hematite is historically and mythologically associated with all processes related to blood. Ancient Egyptians first dubbed it "blood stone" because the water turned blood red during the polishing process. Nearly every Egyptian pharaoh's tomb has adornments of hematite amulets, presumably as a support in the afterlife.

Hematite is used in staunching the flow of blood and promotion of blood cells. It stabilizes circulation, combating embolisms and hyperemia (a condition where blood is prevented from circulating to certain parts of the body). However, it does lead to increased inflammations, so caution shold be taken when wearing hematite for long periods of time.

Astrologically, hematite is associated with Scorpio.

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