Garnets are said to enhance creativity and understanding, and to bring success in business. They also are said to strengthen willpower and increase self-esteem and popularity. Garnets are also said to help in the treatment of infectious diseases, blood poisoning, and heart & lung diseases. Garnets are associated with the root chakra and their energy works to raise Kundalini energy up through your body. Their energy is slow and methodical, yet provide for profound shifts in energy. They help one find center and balance again, in part due to their steady, sturdy energy. They keep you grounded both physically and also emotionally, helping to provide you with a “reality check”.