Amethyst derives its name from the greek word ametusthos which means not intoxicated'. For centuries, amethyst has been thought to be useful in the prevention of drunkenness and overindulgence, which is why ancient greeks wore amethyst and carved out drinking vessels from it. Amethyst is a powerful and protective stone that has a wide range of benefits. Some of the healing properties and powers of amethyst are below. Natural tranquilizer: amethyst relieves an individual from stress and strain, soothes irritability, balances mood swings, dispels anger, rage, fear and anxiety.
Amethyst activates spiritual awareness: this precious stone has outstanding healing and cleansing powers. It does this by opening intuition and enhancing psychic abilities of a person. Enhances sobriety: it makes a person have a sober mind in cases of over drinking or overindulgence in other activities that may lead to addictions. Amethyst does this by producing a calming effect to the mind and stimulating the body hence keeping people focused and aware of occurrence in their surroundings. Insomnia relief: with amethyst in place, you can be assured of plentiful amounts of sleep at night.
It further helps in remembering and understanding of dreams.