Malachite is one of the strongest stones for working with drawing out of negative energies. It is useful for all the chakras.
It is especially linked to the heart chakra, useful in balancing relationships and is said to help purify surroundings and even work on protecting the wearer against radioactive toxins.
It is used for menstrual cramp alleviation, asthma, muscle damage, heart problems and arthritis.
It stores negative energies and will need regular cleaning in sunshine, and with plain water (do not use salt on polished specimens, as this can damage the finish) .
Malachite comes in many forms, from many localities, and has wonderful patterns and swirls, with some fibrous forms as well.