Scientists believe that the name amethyst comes from the Greek word amethystos, which means unintoxicated, strong before intoxication.
This stone has indeed long been considered the best amulet against habits that are harmful to the body, and even in ancient times, amethyst rings were worn before a feast in order to keep the mind clear and uncluttered.
At the same time, amethyst was powerful not only over alcohol, but also over any extraneous influence. The great physician of the East Al-Biruni wrote that an amethyst, thrown into a bowl of water, heals many diseases and even saves from poisoning.
The healing properties of amethyst, in addition to its ability to protect its owner from excessive passion for alcoholic beverages, are very extensive.
In the old days, several amethysts were placed overnight in a vessel with water, and then they gave the resulting infusion to those suffering from fever, colds, heat. Amethyst amulets were worn to protect against epidemics of contagious diseases.
It was also a remedy for wrinkles and, oddly enough, freckles – it was believed that in order to get rid of these shortcomings, one should regularly stroke the “sore spots” with an amethyst crystal.
Today, with the help of amethyst, they treat nervous disorders and depression, restore sleep – in the latter case, the stone should be placed under the pillow.
In addition, the stone promotes skin regeneration after burns, treats diseases of the genitourinary system, strengthens the immune system, and worn in earrings improves eyesight.
Energetically, amethyst primarily contributes to finding balance and inner harmony with oneself.
This is an excellent medicine for mental pain, fears, unhappy love, self-doubt – for these purposes it must be worn at the level of the solar plexus in a pendant or pendant.
They believe that if you give an amethyst to a loved one, the stone will evoke in him a reciprocal feeling for you, and in family relationships, amethyst provides peace, harmony and fidelity.
Amethyst is also considered a stone of knowledge of the world, giving wisdom, increasing intuition and developing the mind. For those who are engaged in business, amethyst will help to gain patronage in the higher spheres – it has long been known as attracting the mercy of kings.
Amethyst protects entrepreneurs from failures and protects property from squandering, promotes rapid enrichment. Amethyst is also useful for the military – it will make them brave and invincible in battle, and will not allow them to commit a rash act.
Amethyst brings inspiration and new ideas to creative people. Another curious property of amethyst is the ability to protect crops from natural disasters and insect invasion, as well as to command the winds.
As a talisman, amethyst can be used not only by wearing it on the body, but also by installing a product or a druse made of purple stone in the house. It perfectly cleanses and harmonizes the atmosphere, banishes any negativity.
It is recommended to put jewelry on an amethyst brush at night in order to remove the negative accumulated during the day from them and restore their energy.
And just jewelry with amethysts should not be hidden in a box – they also clean the space from alien influences.
It is best to set amethyst in silver, but if other stones are used in the decoration, then gold is also acceptable.
Astrologically, it is most suitable for Aries, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius and Pisces, although in general it is not contraindicated for anyone to wear it at times.