Amethyst carries a powerful protective energy. It helps guard against spiritual attack, transmuting the energy into love and protecting the wearer from harm. Amethyst is a natural tranquilizer, it aids in the relief of stress, helps to soothe irritability, helps to balances mood swings, dispels anger, rage, fear and anxiety. It helps to alleviate sadness and grief, and dissolves negativity. Amethyst encourages sobriety, having a sobering effect on the overindulgence of alcohol, drugs or other addictions. It calms the mind, helping you become more focused, enhancing memory and improving motivation. It helps relieve insomnia. Helps with dream recall while dispelling nightmares. Also can be used to treat bruises and soothe headaches.