Prehnite is a
pale green mineral occurring in crystalline aggregates having a
botryoidal or mammillary structure, and rarely in distinct crystals.
It is a hydrous silicate of alumina and lime.
was first discovered in
South Africa by
Colonel Hendrik Von Prehn, an early
Cape of Good Hope
colony. Prehnite was the first mineral to be named after a person.
can assist in finding the root cause of an illness. Healers use it for
the kidneys and bladder, thymus gland, shoulders, chest and lungs.