No. No, it can't.
However, the ancient Greeks and Romans would have told you otherwise. They believed it had the power to ward off drunkenness and enhance mental clarity.
The name "amethyst" comes from the Greek word "amethystos," which means "not drunken."
Amethyst was also popular in the Middle Ages, when it was believed to have the power to protect against poisoning and other ailments. During this time, it was also associated with royalty and was often worn by kings and queens as a symbol of wealth and power.
Amethyst is also the traditional gemstone of St. Valentine and is often given as a symbol of love and devotion. It is also believed to have the power to attract good luck and fortune, making it a popular choice for people seeking to bring positivity and abundance into their lives.
Clearly, amethyst has been prized for centuries for its beauty and (purported) mystical properties.
In more recent times, amethyst has remained popular as a gemstone and is often used in the creation of jewelry and decorative objects. It is found in many different parts of the world, including Brazil, Africa, and the United States.
Amethyst is the birthstone for February and is also the traditional gift for the 6th wedding anniversary. Even today it is often associated with spiritual growth and enlightenment and is believed to have calming and balancing properties.
Will amethyst prevent your next handover or keep you safe from poison? Shop amethyst and other purple gemstones at Karin Luvaas Jewelry and decide for yourself!