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. Hematite grounds and protects us. It strengthens our connection with the earth, making us feel safe and secure. It endows us with courage, strength, endurance and vitality. A "stone for the mind", Hematite stimulates concentration and focus, enhancing memory and original thought.It’s said the ancient Egyptians used hematite to stop bleeding, and included amulets of the mineral in their tombs. Hematite was refered to as a “blood stone” in the Middle Ages for the red tinge left in water when it was washed during polishing, as if the stone itself bled. The red powdered form of hematite was used by Native Americans, and folklore indicated that it would make the warriors invincible in battle. Later, during the 18th and 19th centuries, hematite was used in jewelry, to be worn during mourning.