Amethyst is a Greek word which means “prevention from drunkenness”. There are many belief to do with the Amethyst, which was one of the first stones used by man. Its color ranges from pale lilac to deep purple. Amethyst is related to Planet "Saturn" and hence it can be used as a substitute of Blue Sapphire. The Amethyst was used to protect warriors and guarantee their conquest, to cure hunters, protect against diseases, control bad thoughts, strengthen intelligence and make its owner sharp in business. Amethyst guards against psychic attack, transferring the psychic energy into love. The Amethyst may help ease addictions such as alcohol, cigarettes, sweet etc.
Amethyst balances the energy centers in the body and helps to open the third eye. It clears the mind and promotes spiritual understanding. Helps develop awareness, releases from negative thoughts and focusing on deeper understanding. It is good for meditation. Amethyst provides a sense of courage, intuition and creativity. Eases fears. It can helps reduce egoism. It may help those who do not sleep well, decreases nightmares. Amethyst is good for metabolic system. Excellent for taking away headaches and releases tension. It boost production of hormones, and tunes the endocrine system. Amethyst strengthens the cleansing and eliminating organs and the immune system.
An excellent cleanser for the blood, it relieves physical, emotional, and psychological pain or stress. This stone reduces bruising, injuries, and swellings, and treats hearing disorders. It heals diseases of the lungs and respiratory tract, skin conditions, cellular disorders, and diseases of the digestive tract. It is beneficial for the intestines regulates flora, removes parasites, and encourage re-absorption of water. Amethyst treats insomnia and brings restful sleep. Amethyst fades in sunlight.
Please note that natural crystals, unlike man-made crystals, may have blemishes, uneven textures and colors, inclusions or internal fractures in them. These are not flaws and are perfectly fine in the context of Astrology.