The name hematite comes from the Ancient Greek “haima” and literally means “blood”. Hematite is a mineral with good health energy. It is non-toxic. It is often used to make pigments. Hematite was used before our era to treat wounds, also as a blood purifying substance. Roman Armies took amulets of hematite to be successful on the battlefield. But its greatest popularity is with magicians and fortune tellers. According to Tibetans hematite has a connection to the mysterious land of Schambala. Tibetan temples in the country are inlaid with hematite stones to protect them from people with bad intentions. Hence the famous schambala bracelets.