Technically not a crystal, amber is, in fact, fossilized resin from ancient trees, produced from a marrow discharged by the trees belonging to pine—a liquid first, which gradually hardens. Sourced in the Northern Baltic regions, including Latvia, Lithuania, and Poland, the Romans, in particular, would have amber imported south due to its increasing reputation as a powerful source of healing mysterious diseases and protection from evil.
The original Chinese name for amber translates as 'soul of the tiger.' Chinese origin believed when a tiger died, his soul entered the earth and became amber. Vikings were particularly fond of amber, carving amber pieces into animal shapes, believing they would inherit the animal's strength. The Vikings also used it for making Thor's hammers and other jewelry.
Once thought to be the congealed sunlight from Helios the Sun God, its Greek origin is linked to Phaethon, who fell into the Padus River while driving the chariot belonging to his father Helios after Zeus struck him with a thunderbolt. His crying sisters were transformed into trees, and their tears became amber. The Greek name for amber is electron due to its ability to produce electricity when rubbed.
Amber has many wonderful benefits which can be used today. The most popular elevating the pain in babies when teething. Although today we would purchase an amber bangle for babies to wear around their ankle or wrist, back in the day, a baby would have been given a lump of amber to chew on to relieve their sore gums (although highly advised against chewing it today)
A very spiritual gemstone, amber is perfect for aligning one's self to higher spiritual realms as well as recalling past lives allowing one to see the negative patterns possibly brought forward to this lifetime, enabling you to break free, breaking the chains that keep you bound the ones hindering your chances of starting again.
Adults wearing or working with amber will find it helps purify the mind, body, and soul. Encourages the balance of yin and yang in the body, enabling it to balance the right and left parts of the brain. Perfect for boosting energy levels, clearing the mind from negative or stagnant thoughts, releasing negativity from the body, particularly if recovering from an illness. Excellent for promoting one to look to fulfilling one's dreams, goals, and aspirations. Good for enhancing patience when dealing with difficult people, improving one's memory, and promoting luck and success to whoever owns it.
helps with bacterial infections
kidneys and bladder
strengthens the mucus membranes, alleviating joint problems