Alternative Names: Green Quartz
Origin: Minas Gerais, Brazil
Mineral Species: Quartz
Mineral Group: Quartz
Chemical Formula: SiO2
Crystal System: Trigonal
Colour: Pale green.
Typical Appearance: Rarely as individual crystals, usually crystalline masses.
Birthstone: No known astrological sign
Chakra Alignment: Heart and Upper Heart
Origin of Name & Mythology: From the Greek πράσον, prason, meaning 'leek' and λίθος lithos meaning 'stone'. ie. literally meaning 'garlic green-coloured stone'.
Prasiolite is very special, and deserves to be recognised in its own right. It has a light, happy energy, which circulates throughout the body in tiny spirals, before focussing around the heart, reminding us of joyful summer days in childhood. It connects with the Heart Protector or Pericardium Meridian in Chinese medicine, which helps to open the chest and promote clear breathing. It aids relaxation in the respiratory system and intercostals, while having a gentle calming effect, making it an excellent crystal for treating asthma, hay fever, and related chest and sinus complaints. Spiritually, prasiolite promotes awareness of Christ Consciousness, the highest state of intellectual development and emotional maturity, blended with the Divine Mind.