Uses for Amethyst - Health and Healing

Disclosure: Amethyst is my birthstone and has always been one of my favorite stones.

Amethyst is 7 on the mohs scale of mineral hardness. It is a kind of quartz which can occur in any purplish shade or tint. According to Wikipedia, "Green amethyst" isn't actually an amethyst. In general, the darker colors are the most prized.

Amethysts are often found on the inside of a geode. They can be found all over the world, but some of the largest producers of amethyst are Brazil and Uruguay.

Healing and Metaphysical Properties of Amethyst

Today, I was looking for information regarding stones that might help me get through this Mercury Retrograde that's been throwing communications for a loop this week already. So, add "Mercury Retrograde survival" to the following list:

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Other sources include:, DrHealthBenefits, GlobalHealingCenter, HealthyLine,

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I am not a medical doctor. I am a solver of problems. I do the best I can to research and come up with possibilities that you may find useful, but I cannot diagnose your medical issue, nor can I tell you the best way to handle your situation. If in doubt, seek professional assistance.

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