The literal meaning of shungite is explained quickly: it got its name from where it was first discovered. In the village of Shunga, in Russia. The term “shungite” can refer both to solid pieces of the carbon-based stone, and to other stones that contain shards or deposits of shungite minerals.
Shungite is a carbon-rich stone that's believed to reduce inflammation, oxidative stress, and EMF exposure. Some also claim it can purify water and relieve emotional stress.