The name "barite" comes from the Greek word bants, which means "heavy".
Because of its high density, the stone is rather heavy. Other names of the mineral and its varieties: heavy pshat, the Bologna stone.
The mineral has a positive effect on the psychological state of its owner. It teaches to think in a measured and balanced to make serious decisions, directs to the correct actions and helps in all endeavors, develops intuition and teaches patience.
The healing properties of barite is mainly aimed at the normalization of the emotional state of the person. It soothes, relieves fear and excitement. Tactile and visual contact with the stone adds the strength to overcome the psychological trauma.