Top 5 Benefits of Black Tourmaline

Updated on February 2, 2019
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Anne is a writer and teacher. She also has an interest in crystals and has done extensive research on the subject.

The Great Protector

Black Tourmaline is most notable for its effectiveness in protection against negative energies.
Black Tourmaline is most notable for its effectiveness in protection against negative energies. | Source

The Stone of Protection

Black tourmaline, or schorl, has always been known as a stone for great protection. In ancient times, this stone was used in the creation of magical healing gemstones. While tourmaline comes in many colored varieties, black tourmaline is the most common and is the strongest and most effective stone for protection against negative energies.

Because this stone is found deep within the earth’s crust, it is most often associated with the base or root chakra, and is an excellent crystal for grounding during meditation. This stone has even been used in machinery because this crystal can carry an electric charge, making it a powerful and useful stone for a variety of purposes. Here are the top five benefits of this crystal and how you can use it in your own personal crystal healing:

A Stone With Purpose

"This stone has even been used in machinery because this crystal can carry an electric charge, making it a powerful and useful stone for a variety of purposes."

1. Drawing Out the Negative, Bringing in the Positive

Black tourmaline is most known for its ability to dispel negative energy and bring about positive energy as it cleanses and purifies. It has been used in machinery because of its ability to carry a negative electric charge on one end and a positive charge on the other end.As such, in crystal healing, using a piece of schorl and pointing one side away from the body will help draw out the negative energies and bring in positive energies. When worn as a necklace, this stone protects the wearer against negative energies and cleanses the wear of any lingering negative energies they may still be carrying with them.

Protection From the Unknown

"Many believe that schorl is also beneficial in keeping out negative spirits or energies, and can prevent psychic attacks."

3. Protection

Throughout history, black tourmaline has been known in use as a protective stone. Shamans used schorl for protection during ritual healing. Many believe that schorl is also beneficial in keeping out negative spirits or energies, and can prevent psychic attacks. Worn as a necklace, this stone will help the wearer keep out negative energies of those around them, and prevent negative energies in the environment from seeping in.

2. A Grounding Stone

Because black tourmaline is most associated with the base or root chakra, this stone is one of the best to use during a root chakra meditation. When held in the hand during meditation, this stone will bring about a sense of awareness and stability. Schorl can bring security, safety, and a sense of supports in regards to basic needs. When healing with this stone, you will notice more awareness in this areas of your life, and also feel more at peace with the earth.

Plant Healer

Black Tourmaline is also a helpful stone to have if you are a gardener as it helps promote healthy growth of plants!
Black Tourmaline is also a helpful stone to have if you are a gardener as it helps promote healthy growth of plants! | Source

4. Gardening

In addition to its qualities as a stone for personal use, black tourmaline can also be used to help plants. Schorl is a natural insecticide that will help keep pests away from your garden. In addition, burying a piece of schorl near your plants will help promote healthy growth of the plant. This is definitely something to keep around your garden!

Mental Health Benefits

"Black Tourmaline can be helpful in the treatment of psychiatric disorders such as bipolar disorder, depression, and anxiety disorders."

Healing the Mind

Schorl is a great stone to have if you suffer from mental health disorders as it gets rid of negative thought patterns.
Schorl is a great stone to have if you suffer from mental health disorders as it gets rid of negative thought patterns. | Source

5. Mental Healing

Those suffering from psychiatric disorders can truly benefit from the healing powers of this stone. Since schorl is known to have an electric charge, both positive and negative on each end, it is no mystery that black tourmaline can help balance left and right hemispheres of the brain, and would be very helpful in the treatment of psychiatric disorders such as bipolar disorder, depression, and anxiety disorders. Black tourmaline has the power to turn negative thought patterns into positive ones just by being close to the people around them.

Ways to Use It

There are many different ways to use black tourmaline to help bring balance and positive energy to your life. Personally, I experimented with keeping this stone in my pocket for a full day. I took it to work with me every day for a week and instantly noticed that my stress from day to day was better, and in general, I ended up feeling more positive towards the end of the day instead of filled with stress, anxiety, and depression.

In addition, many crystal healing experts recommend wearing this stone as a necklace as a form of protection for all negative energies. It is true that schorl is a great balancer, and healer, and if you decide to get some yourself, you will definitely notice a difference in your day to day life.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and does not substitute for diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, prescription, and/or dietary advice from a licensed health professional. Drugs, supplements, and natural remedies may have dangerous side effects. If pregnant or nursing, consult with a qualified provider on an individual basis. Seek immediate help if you are experiencing a medical emergency.

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