The origin of the name is Greek and means “prevention from drunkenness”.
There were many beliefs to do with the Amethyst, which was one of the first Crystals used by man. 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.
The Amethyst may help ease addictions such as alcohol, cigarettes, sweets etc.
Balances the energy centers in the body. Helps to open the third eye.
Clears the mind and promotes spiritual understanding. Helps direct awareness releasing from negative thoughts and focusing on deeper understanding. Good for meditation.
Provides a sense of courage, intuition and creativity. Eases fears. Can helps reduce egoism.
May help those who do not sleep well, decreases nightmares.
Good for the metabolic system. Excellent for taking away headaches