Amethyst(Katella) gets its name from two Greek words “A” means ‘not’ and “Methustos” means’ intoxicated’. This gemstone is popular with the name Jamunia in India. With the hardness of 7 on the Moh’s Scale of hardness.
Amethyst is the violet color gemstone associated with the quartz family and it is the variety of semi-precious gemstone. The word amethyst comes from the Greek word “amethystos” which means “non-intoxicating”, “not drunk”.
Amethyst as a healing stone is known to calm and protect the mind. It soothes those who have engaged in constant rigorous mental activity. It has been deemed “nature’s tranquilizer” by many healers because of it’s effectiveness in relaxing not only the mind but also the nervous system. It is a great stone to use if you are trying to increase your psychic abilities and enhance your intuition. Amethyst is an excellent stone for meditation and for opening the third eye. It increases your ability to open to new ideas and help open the channels to your higher self. For this reasons many suggest amethyst for those seeking spiritual growth.
Jamunia or Amethyst is known as the Birthstone of the month of February and Zodiac stone for the Constellation of Pisces.