Bloodstone is a type of Chalcedony (a type of Quartz) and it is also referred to as Heliotrope. It is typically dark green or greenish-blue with tiny red spots.
Bloodstone is an ideal cleanser of the blood and has very strong healing properties. It can help to stimulate intuition and raise creativity. It has the properties of both grounding and protection.
Bloodstone can help to draw away negative energies. It can promote and heighten dreaming and can act as a very powerful revitalizer. It can reinforce courage and can help guide a user to avoid situations that are dangerous.
Bloodstone helps to promote both selflessness and idealism. It can aid in taking action in the moment. Bloodstone can also calm and reenergize the mind, eliminate confusion and promote decision-making. It can help users adjust to unfamiliar situations or circumstances. Bloodstone also acts to reduce irritability, aggressive feelings and impatience.
Ideal for those with anemia, Bloodstone has been known to purify and fortify the blood. It is believed to detoxify the liver, intestines, bladder, spleen and kidney. It is thought to help regulate and bolster blood flow and improve circulatory function.
Bloodstone has also been associated with a reduction in pus formation, neutralizing body toxins and stimulating the lymphatic system, helping to reduce inflammation and help heal infections.