Amethyst is derived from the Greek word, amethyein, meaning "not drunk". Amethysts were worn by the Greeks to protect them against homesickness, magic, evil thoughts and drunkeness. It was also sacred to the Buddhist in Tibet and was used to make prayer beads. Leonardo Da Vinci quoted that "it could dissipate evil thoughts and quicken the intelligence. On a healing level, Amethyst is believed to raise the spirit, soothing us when we are frustrated, irritated and confused. It is said to be a natural tranquiliser, relieves stress, dispels anger, and alleviates sadness and grief. It has been noted to help with addictions to alcohol and food and is believed to reduce headaches, prevent insomnia and nightmares. It is said to have long been used to help with addictions and any kind of overindulging, to develop intuition and assist with psychic development.
Amethyst helps a person to calm down so that sleep can begin. Pop a piece under your pillow and notice how much better and longer you sleep. It can also be used to bring on intuitive dreams in more vivid colour.
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