Egyptians called the Peridot the "gem of the sun" and counsel priests used it to "keep their minds free from envious thoughts and jealousies concerning the pharaoh's powers" (from Dorothee L. Mella's "Stone power"). In ancient times Peridot was used as a medicinal stone for the healing of such physical problems as lack of muscle control and disease of the liver. Today Peridot can be used for the soothing of the digestion system, including the stomach. Ms. Mella also informs us that "you could use Peridots as your sun stones to prevent personal darkness from your fears and guilts."
Peridot, the August birthstone and the gem of a sixteenth anniversary, has been known to escalate personal growth. Because this may be too intense for some, wearing an Amethyst and a Citrine with the Peridot can regulate the growth aspect and keep the wearer balanced. Peridot has beneficial influence on the heart, pancreas, spleen, liver, and adrenal gland. It increases intuitive awareness, reduces stress and stimulates the mind. Wear a Peridot if you want to accelerate your personal growth and open new doors of opportunity.