Origin: Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
Mineral Species: Grossular
Mineral Group: Silicates - nesosilicates
Chemical Formula: Ca3Al2Si3O12
Crystal System: Isometric
Colour: Bright green
Typical Appearance: Crystalline masses or granular. More rarely as dodecahedral or trapezoidal crystals, or a combination of the two.
Chakra Alignment: Heart
Origin of Name & Mythology: After the Tsavo National Park, Kenya, which lies near the type locality in Tanzania, along the Kenyan border.
As with other grossular garnets, Tsavorite aids calm acceptance and being in the Tao. It is a good stone to use during life’s challenges. Tsavorite also comforts, warms and cocoons the heart, as well as strengthening it on a physical level. It increases the flow of energy throughout the meridians and stimulates kidney energy (in the Chinese system), and also stimulates the immune system, pituitary and thyroid. Tsavorite can be used as a gentle pain reliever, and sometimes to treat eye problems.