Type : purple form of crystallised quartz; the colour come from the presence of manganese during its formation
Colours : Pale lilac and lavender to deep purple also purple and white (as chevron, see separate entry)
Availability : Common
Physical benefits: Called the all-healer of people, animals and plants; this is believed to benefit migraines and headaches if you rub the forehead anti-clockwise, having dipped the amethyst in running water.
Emotional healing: Amethysts meant not to be intoxicated in Ancient Greek, and amethyst reduces addiction, obsessive compulsive disorder, hyperactivity in children and animals; ca;;ed nature's tranquillise.