Lepidolite takes its name from the Greek lepidos meaning scale, referring to its layered structure. It is a "workhorse" stone that is at its heart, calming and soothing on every level of being. Its main mineral component is Lithium, which is used medicinally for mood disorders. It is known as one of the best crystals for physical and emotional well being, especially disturbances related to the brain such as negative thinking, insomnia, worry, anxiety and mood swings. It feels stabilizing yet gentle in its action. Keep it near the computer to combat stress and technology overload. Use only externally.