The name Garnet is derived from Latin "malum granatum", meaning abundance of grains. It is probably referred to the tree pomegranate, which seeds have a size, shape and colour similar to some garnet crystals. Garnet is used in meditation. It boosts creative energy, garnet induce to action and creativity. It is recommended against depression, melancholy and sadness. It is a symbol of friendship, in some places, when two good friends have to separate; they exchange garnets as a symbol of the strength keeping them together. Hermes Trismegistus said that this stone helped pregnant women giving birth.