What is jade?
The term “jade” may refer to either of two metamor-phic rocks made of different silicate minerals, nephrite and jadeite. Nephrite is somewhat softer, but less likely to break. East Asians have valued jade for centuries.
What are the benefits of jade?
In Chinese culture, jade was believed to protect the kidney, heart, larynx, liver, spleen, thymus, and thyroid, and generally to strengthen the body. It was also thought to be cooling. This may be why jade pads are very popular in Asian countries.
As a healing stone, jade is believed to radiate positive energies. When a jade pad is used without electricity in the summertime, its coolness soothes and relaxes. Because of its composition, it can help to relieve magnesium deficiency as well.