Bloodstone, also known as Heliotrope, is a dark green variety of Chalcedony adorned with a splatter of bright red. It has been a popular gemstone for at least two thousand years and is the birthstone for the month of March. Specimens with this preferred colour scheme and pattern are rare. The colour pattern is also referred to as the "Blood of Christ", that is where the name "bloodstone" and some of the gem's popularity are derived.
Bloodstone is an excellent blood cleanser and a powerful healing stone. It heightens intuition and increases creativity. It is grounding and protecting. Bloodstone draws off negative environmental energy, helping to overcome influences such as geopathic or electromagnetic stress. It stimulates dreaming and is a powerful revitaliser. Gives courage and teaches you how to avoid dangerous situations. Bloodstone encourages selflessness and idealism. Assists in acting in the present moment. Bloodstone calms and revitalises the mind, dispels confusion and enhances decision-making. Assists in adjusting to unaccustomed circumstances. Reduces irritability, aggressiveness and impatience.
Ideal for anaemia, Bloodstone purifies and fortifies the blood. It detoxifies the liver, intestines, kidneys, spleen and bladder. Bloodstone regulates and supports blood flow and aids in the circulation. It reduces pus formation, neutralises toxins and stimulates the lymphatic system, healing inflammations and infections. Bloodstone is also helpful in healing blood related cancers such as leukaemia, and will assist in the treatment of HIV/Aids.