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New proof points to ancient belief that amethyst wards off hangovers

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A recent discovery points to the notion that ancient Israeli gemstones were used to segregate class. It has been long believed – even in modern times – that crystals and gemstones can bestow certain things on their owners, but they did more than ward off bad luck and increase fortune or popularity.

Rose quartz are the gem of unconditional love, opal enhances cosmic consciousness and creativity, but the amethyst gem is actually believed to have properties such as fostering compassion and relieves the owner from negativity – perhaps one of the reasons why it is used in purification rituals and the like. Believed to be a protective stone, the amethyst is also associated with creativity, stipulating that wearers will benefit from the stone’s ability to clear the mind and enhance passion in the thought process.

In addition to that, the mystic gemstone is also used to relieve stress and even in overcoming addictions, which isn’t surprising considering what affluent ancients used to do with amethysts in the old days. Amethyst is believed to derive from the Greek word “amethystos” which translates to “not drunk” or “un-intoxicated”. It is no surprise that the precious........

© The Times of Israel (Blogs)

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