RED ANDESINE (The Red Labradorite) is part of the Plagioclase Feldspar group that includes Labradorite and Sunstone. This gemstone is relatively newly discovered from South America’s Andes Mountains where it got its name. Healers use Andesine for grounding, dispelling negativity, and in providing mental clarity. Crystal healing practitioners associate it with the heart chakra. It is at its most powerful when it touches the skin or placed on top of the chest when lying down during quiet moments. Red Andesine is also found to be helpful in curing eye and brain diseases. This stone balances the metabolism and can definitely ease stress. Andesine is also believed to help in strengthening the body’s immune system. It can ease pain associated with rheumatism or arthritis. Andesine is also a protective stone. Wearing it will prevent one from releasing necessary energies as it deflects undesirable energy at the same time. Use Andesine when around negative situations or people. It is a very helpful stone for sensitive people.