Amethyst is a violet variety of quartz. Amethyst is a powerful and protective stone. It guards against psychic attack, transmuting the energy into love and protecting the wearer from all forms of harm, including geographic or electromagnetic stress and ill wishes from others. Amethyst is a natural tranquillizer, it releases stress and strain, soothes irritability, balances mood swings, dispels anger, rage, fear and anxiety. Alleviates sadness and grief, and dissolves negativity. Amethyst activates spiritual awareness, open intuition and enhances psychic abilities. It has strong healing and cleansing powers. Amethyst boosts hormone production, tunes the endocrine system and metabolism. It strengthens the immune system, reduces pain and strengthens the body to fight against cancer. It destroys malignant tumors and aids in tissue regeneration. Cleanses the blood and relieves physical, emotional and psychological pain or stress. Amethyst eases headaches, releases tension, reduces bruising, swellings, injuries and treats hearing disorders. Amethyst heals diseases of the lungs and respiratory tract, skin conditions, cellular disorders and diseases of the digestive tract. Amethyst is said to be the bridge that connects the concrete with the divine - Amethyst has long been synonymous with spirituality and is famed for its close association with both the third eye and crown chakra. Amethyst is also associated with crystal clear clarity, deep contemplation and a sense of control over ones life.