Can Amethyst Heal?

I have a friend who is very keen on crystals. She has a number of them which are supposed to do different things and when we were sat down having coffee one day, I asked her about them.  I said to her I wasn't entirely sure that I believed in their so called healing powers.    

A couple of weeks later, I had a message from her to say she wasn't sure it was my 'thing' but that she had brought me a little something to help with my anxiety. It turned out to be a piece of amethyst, smooth and fairly flat, it fits gently in the hand.  

I don't know much about crystals and before receiving this kind gift, I knew very little about the so called healing properties of amethyst, all that I knew was that it was my birth stone.  So what healing properties is it said to have?  Apparently the ancient Greeks used to wear amethyst and make their drinking vessels from it, believing that it would protect them from intoxication.  The other properties are said to be:

- Easing tension and headaches
- Balancing the endocrine and circulatory system
- Boosting cell regeneration
- Bringing calmness
- Aiding meditation
- Attracting positive energy
- Enhancing spirituality and intuition

As I said, I'm not sure where I stand on the use of crystals but I popped it in my pocket and its been there ever since. Its very tactile to hold and I often find myself holding it if I'm on the phone or stood waiting around for the children after school. My friend told me she keeps hers in her bra so that its always against the skin! 

So, has it helped me?  I'm not sure. I've had it for a few weeks now and it has to be said that for the last 2 or 3 of those I've been feeling quite unwell, with this past week being the worst I've felt since my stomach issues really kicked in to play in March 2018.  On the flip side of that, I do think that on the whole I've felt less stressed recently and slightly less anxious. Is it the placebo effect or coincidental? Who knows but I think its worth hedging my bets and continuing to keep it with me, although I'm thinking about getting a bracelet as it will then always be on my skin, as opposed to when I take it out of my pocket.

Do you use crystals, are there any you have found helpful and would recommend? Or are you a crystal sceptic and think its nonsense? I'd love to hear what you think. 


  1. I don't know - I don't really believe but a friend once got me a rose quartz (or some pink rock) and if I put it on my chest or shoulder it made all the skin warm. That was kind of weird. Amythest is my birthstone - it's very pretty so maybe believe so you have some pretty jewellery...

  2. Interesting read and got me thinking X #twinklytuesday

  3. You are lucky having such a pretty birthstone, mine is Garnet and I'm not keen! I'm not sure how I feel about the powers of crystals but yet I still have several as I feel it can't do any harm and placebo effect or not I feel better for it. Plus, they are pretty. #TwinklyTuesday

  4. I've never tried an amethyst, but when I was about 12, a friend gave me some little gemstones to place on different chakras for various ailments, fortune etc. Not sure of the power of the stones themselves, but laying down and focusing on how a smooth stone feels resting in your hand or on your chest, forehead etc can definitely be relaxing xx #TwinklyTuesday

  5. I'm not overly convinced on the 'powers' as such but I'm a big believer in getting closer to nature. So for me focusing my energy on the shape, the texture, the feel, the colour etc of the crystal will calm you down if you're feeling anxious. I'm willing to hedge my bets too though as they can't do any harm! #TwinklyTuesday

  6. Interesting, I would really like to know if it does have any healing effects. The same with people wearing copper bands - does it actually work for arthritis #TwinklyTuesday