Apache Tear is a form of black Obsidian but it is much gentler in its effect. It still brings up negativity but does so slowly so that it can be transmuted. It is an excellent stone for absorbing negative energy and for protecting the aura. Apache Tear is so named because it is believed to shed tears in times of sorrow. It has been used to comfort in times of grief. It comforts grief, provides insight into the source of distress, and relieves long-held grievances, it also promotes forgiveness.
Healing: It enhances assimilation of Vitamins C and D, removes toxins from the body, and calms muscle spasms.