Amethyst is a well-known mineral and gemstone. It is the purple variety of the mineral Quartz and its most valuable and prized variety. Its name derives from the Greek “amethystos”, which means “not drunken”, as Amethyst in antiquity was thought to ward off drunkenness.
Some people believe the benefits of amethysts gemstones include relaxing the mind, enhancing mental activity, and giving strength and willpower for following passions and resisting undesirable habits.
Physically, these gems are thought by many to stabilize the metabolism, stimulate tissue rejuvenation, and increase the production of red corpuscles.
Amethysts are sometimes used to treat blood-sugar level disorders and lapses in the immune system.
Its attractive color makes it a popular preference for jewelry. When it forms physically, it may produce a combination of other crystals such as Citrine which is the orange variety of Quartz.