The name Hematite derives its meaning from the Greek word for blood. The reason for the origin of Hematite's name can be twofold. The Hematite looks shiny black on the outside, but if you break the stone (not an easy thing to do!), you will see that on the inside Hematite has a deep blood red color.
Hematite focuses energy and emotions for balance between the body, mind and spirit. Dissolves negativity and prevents you from absorbing the negativity of others. Hematite is strong, supporting timidity, boosting self-esteem and survivability, enhancing willpower and reliability, and imparting confidence.
Hematite helps to absorb negative energy and calms in times of stress or worry.
Hematite is a very protective stone and is great to carry to help you stay grounded in many situations.
Hematite is also good for working with the Root Chakra, helping to transform negative energies into a more positive vibration. Bracelets should be worn on the left hand.