Updated: March 5, 2019

The immune system, which is the body’s defense mechanism, protects us from external agents like bacteria, viruses, fungi, and so on. If our immune system isn’t healthy, a simple scratch can be fatal.

This system is also impacted by our emotions (anger, self-destruction, hate) and by our positive and negative thoughts, which may strengthen or weaken it. That’s why it’s vital to make sure that our immune system functions as well as possible by giving it the opportunity to effectively combat aggressors.

A well-balanced lifestyle, healthy diet, exercise, and the use of stones and crystals will enable us to improve the body’s immune responses and stay healthy.

In today’s industrial society it is wise to develop a strong immune system early in life, and good habits and prevention are the best ways to do so.

From the moment they’re born, our children are exposed to a toxic environment where electromagnetic waves, pesticides, pollution, and countless other negative influences abound. This exposure affects their immune systems and can lead to colds, allergies, ear infections, eczema, and asthma, distressing both parents and children.

Best stones and crystals for the immune system


Amber

A natural antibiotic, amber is useful for infection and fever. Applied as an elixir on the base of the neck, the inside of the wrists, or the solar plexus, it can provide effective relief for infants and children. A powerful healer and purifier, it imparts vitality, absorbs pain and negativity, and promotes the healing of wounds. It also enables the body to recover its balance and heal itself. Psychologically, amber imparts joy and self-confidence. It also relieves stress and emotional turmoil. Furthermore, its warm, luminous energies are highly suitable for children.

Amethyst

Amethyst reinforces the cleansing and eliminating organs as well as the immune system. It also regulates intestinal flora. Considered a natural tranquillizer, it relieves stress and nervous system disorders, promoting tranquility. It helps combat insomnia and protects against nightmares by inducing restful sleep. Amethyst balances our emotional highs and lows and is a valuable aid in eliminating anger, fear, and anxiety.

Ametrine

Ametrine, which is composed of amethyst and citrine, helps strengthen the immune system. It combines the qualities of amethyst and citrine to help dissolve negativity, bodily toxins, and fatigue. It also treats depression.

Aquamarine

Aquamarine is an excellent choice for alleviating excessive immune reactions such as asthma and allergies. Its power is enhanced when used in conjunction with emerald. Using these stones together helps combat throat and sinus infections and cure colds quickly. In elixir form, they act as a “flu buster.”

Known as a stone of courage, aquamarine transmits the strength to meet any challenge. It brings soothing energies that help diminish stress and calm the mind.

Calcite

Calcite, particularly green calcite, fortifies the immune system. It promotes the absorption of calcium, thereby stimulating growth in young children. It also relieves emotional stress and confers peace of mind. Calcite brings stability, increases self-confidence, and helps overcome all obstacles.

Emerald

A powerful ally of the immune system, emerald can help us remain in good health when our body’s natural defenses are low. It regenerates our physical body and contributes to rapid recovery from infectious diseases. This stone also ensures physical, emotional, and mental balance, erases negativity, and bestows a positive attitude. Emerald opens the heart and enhances our ability to enjoy life to the fullest.

Lepidolite

Lepidolite is a strong purification tool that dispels all negativity. A calming stone, it relieves sleep disorders. It’s also extremely useful in eliminating stress, depression, and mood swings.

Aqua aura quartz, aragonite, chalcedony, chiastolite, fluorite

Other stones also sustain the immune system:

  • Aqua aura quartz strengthens the thymus
  • aragonite combats anger and stress
  • chalcedony dissolves negative thoughts and feelings
  • chiastolite balances, protects, and stabilizes the emotions
  • fluorite is a powerful antiviral agent, especially in elixir form

All these stones are invaluable partners that can help our children develop into healthy adults. These are natural tools that will provide the balance and harmony children need to face the future.

Excerpted from A Parent’s Guide to Crystals: Gemstones to Support Your Child’s Health and Happiness by Group of 5, published by North Atlantic Books, copyright © 2012 by Group of 5. Reprinted by permission of publisher.

by Jacqueline D. Sylvain

image: Bill Gracey (Creative Commons BY-SA)