Do you love Amethyst? Have you ever wondered why that may be? History shows that we are often drawn to the gemstones and crystals that we need in our life. Here is a bit of information about Amethyst and some of the healing benefits it has to offer.

Amethyst is a violet variety of quartz. It gets its purplish color from a combination of irradiation, iron impurities and the presence of trace elements. It is classified as a semi-precious stone and is the traditional birthstone of February.

Amethyst is found in many locations around the world, including Brazil, Uruguay, South Korea, Russia, India and Southern Africa. It is even relatively common in the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Nova Scotia!

A Bit of History

Ancient Greeks and Romans used Amethyst as a stone of sobriety and protection. It was believed to assist in getting rid of addictions and destructive behaviors of all kinds. To the ancients, Amethyst was a precious stone that was at times worth as much as diamonds.

Physical Benefits

Amethyst is known to strengthen the immune and digestive systems. It stimulates the sympathetic nervous system and endocrine glans, boosting the production of hormones. It supports oxygenation in the blood, reducing bruising, pain and swelling and increasing circulation, which in turn can benefit the heart and skin. Amethyst is also highly beneficial in treating insomnia, especially when caused by an overactive mind. It is calming and soothing to the neural impulses in the brain, assisting in the alleviation of the pain of headaches and migraines.

Emotional Benefits

Amethyst is especially beneficial for those who feel overwhelmed. It has the ability to ease mental anxieties for those who are overstressed. Amethyst is referred to as the “soul stone” because it initiates wisdom and greater understanding of this life. It is especially comforting for those grieving the loss of a loved one. It encourages the release of sorrow and provides clarity regarding the soul’s true purpose.

Spiritual Benefits

Amethyst is a stone of spiritual protection and purification. It creates a shield of spiritual light around the body, providing a barrier against lower energies, psychic attack, and unhealthy environments. It is also highly conducive to stilling one’s thoughts in prayer and meditation, and surrendering to that which is greater than oneself. Amethyst is also a stone for manifestation. It aids in expanding consciousness, identifying and strengthening intention.

Chakra Energy

Amethyst is particularly stimulating to the Third Eye and Crown Chakras.

When the Brow Chakra is in balance, our thoughts and internal communications are healthy and vibrant. We are open to new ideas, dreams, and visions.

When the Crown Chakra is in balance, our energies are in balance. We know our place in the universe and see things as they are. We trust in our life plan and know that what happens is meant to happen. Our Crown Chakra is also a gateway to our higher self, our connection and oneness to the God within.


Amethyst is one of the best crystals for meditation. Its energy encourages the mind to be humble and surrender to that which is greater than itself in order to gain some understanding of how the powers of the universe can direct and guide one’s life. When used in meditation, Amethyst can also help identify the root cause of negative thoughts and actions. It also has the ability to expand the higher mind and enhance one’s creativity.

Amethyst Malas

We use Amethyst is a variety of our malas and mala bracelets. If you are interested in bringing this beautiful gemstone into your life, you can browse our selection here {AMETHYST}

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Your Experience

Do you have any other thoughts on the healing benefits of Amethyst? What has been your experience when wearing/using this beautiful gemstone?

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Please note: Information on this website is no substitute for consulting a health care professional. All information and on this website, including information relating to medical and health concerns, products and treatments, is for information purposes only. Crystals are meant to be spiritual supports to healing and are not prescriptions or healthcare information. The results are the sole responsibility of the wearer.

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