historical use of plants and crystals for healing is vast and ancient. It
appears that our ancient ancestors carried an innate knowledge of the healing
powers of Mother Earth’s gifts that we are just beginning to reawaken to. While
herbalism and crystal healing are both powerful on their own, each modality is
enhanced by the other when the two are combined.
While plants work to
heal the physical body and ease symptoms of “dis-ease,” crystals help us shift
our energy, and move into the energy of wholeness and health. Using both simultaneously
means that we are treating ourselves as emotional, energetic and physical
beings—after all, we are not one dimensional.
The first step to
combining these modalities is to identify which herbs and crystals harmonize
with each other. Here are a few examples to get you started:
Calendula and honey calcite
Calendula is a gentle
and beautiful flower that reduces inflammation and aids us in restoring balance
to our digestive system. Honey calcite helps us reduce stress and increase
energy by balancing the energy of our solar plexus chakra.
Hawthorn and green aventurine
Hawthorn is rich in antioxidants
and bioflavonoids, and very powerful for strengthening the heart and
circulatory system. Green aventurine is a beautiful complement to hawthorn’s
energy, as it brings us lightness and assistance in dealing with emotional
issues and difficult situations.
Mullein and blue calcite
Mullein is a wonderful
herb for treating coughs and respiratory infections. It helps calm a cough and
reduce phlegm while soothing the respiratory system. Blue calcite is an
emotionally soothing stone and brings balanced energy to the respiratory
It is important to keep
in mind that these pairings may change for some people. We all have highly
unique energetic signatures. If you aren’t getting results, try changing things
up. You may not be resonating with a certain plant/crystal combination.
Once you have
identified the herb(s) you will be working with, next you need to decide how
you are going to incorporate them into your healing. If you are unfamiliar with
how to work with herbs, you can find many tutorials online or, better yet, take
There are a wide range
of methods for incorporating crystal energy into your medicine, but many of
them require a fair amount of geological knowledge to ensure your safety. There
are, however, some easy and safe ways to use any crystal that does not require
Crystal Energy Entrainment
Wearing or carrying a
crystal with you every day will allow the energy of the crystal to alter your
energy; because the crystal energy is so high amplitude, your energy will be enhanced
as it attempts to match the energy signature of the crystal. You can wear the
crystal anywhere on your body or carry it in your pocket or sock, for example.
Spend time each day in
meditation with your crystal. Hold your crystal gently in your left hand and
visualize your healing. Keep a journal nearby and keep track of any images or
messages you receive during these meditations. They are often very insightful
and helpful to your healing journey.
This is an ancient art,
and while it can be very intricately designed and involve various stones and
energy exercises, it can also be as simple as placing one or more stones on
your body and doing some visualization work or meditation. Some people are
sensitive to crystal energy; be sure to start slowly and ensure that the energy
is not too intense. You may find it helpful to work with a crystal healing
practitioner who can assist you.
Once you fall in love
with the energy of crystals used in combination with herbal medicine, you can
expand your knowledge, and before you know it, the combination of these
energies will become second nature to you.
Mackenzie Dickson is a
certified crystal healer as well as a certified herbalist. She is the owner of
Mystical Medicinals, a business specializing in combining the energies of herbs
and crystals for healing. For more information, call 602-918-3791, email [email protected]
or follow her on Instagram @mysticalmedicinalsaz.