Amethyst is a violet toned variety of quartz crystals. Irradiation, iron impurities and other trace minerals lead to his beautiful purple hue. Variations of Amethyst can be found in a number of locations such as Brazil, South Korea, India, Africa and the United States.
Amethyst is well known as a semi-precious stone used in jewelry however it is also known to have many metaphysical properties. On an energetic level, Amethyst works as a natural tranquilizer, it is known to alleviate stress and anxiety. It can also be used to protect oneself from negative energy or electromagnetic stress.
Amethyst is also considered a stone of sobriety and is a great piece to carry for anyone struggling with substance addictions. With strong healing and cleansing properties, Amethyst is a great stone to help one find a centered balance.
On a more physical level, Amethyst also carries a number of healing properties such as:
- helps alleviate insomnia
- destroys malignant tumours and encourages tissue regeneration
- eases headaches
- cleanses the bloodstream
- boosts hormone productions and tunes the endocrine system
- aids with skin disorders
- heals lung and respiratory ailments
- reduces bruising