Legend has it that at the time of Jesus' crucifixion, his drops of blood fell into the dark green ground and turned into bloodstones. Nevertheless, this mineral was widely used even before Christ to treat various injuries. In many written sources, the stone is mentioned by the name heliotrope, which in Greek meant "sun-turning."
The purpose of the bloodstone is to bring back a natural state of joy and vitality to your life. If you are currently experiencing life difficulties, this stone is for you. With its healing properties, it will restore your emotional balance. It will then be easier for you to understand that chaos occurs before the drastic life changes. Stone will advise you when to step back and when boldly fight and defend your interests to stay true to yourself and your values.
By wearing amulets of this stone, you can protect yourself from other people's evil intentions. It is especially recommended to carry a piece of bloodstone for children bullied at school or other violence from which they cannot defend themselves. It will provide emotional support to the oppressed and abandoned by others, restoring the connection to the universe and understanding that loneliness and isolation are only our illusion.
From ancient times, the bloodstone has been used to reduce various ailments of the body. It improves the immune system. Moreover, it helps cleanse the blood, spleen, liver, kidneys, bladder and intestines by neutralizing and removing toxins from the body. The stone was also used to reduce bleeding. It is advisable to drink water with a bloodstone soaked overnight to relieve varicose veins and haemorrhoids. The mineral even reduces lower back pain and relieve mosquito bites.
Approximate weight: 15g.
Approximate size: 2,3x2,5x1,5cm.
Crystal: Bloodstone, also known as Heliotrope.
Country of origin: India.
Chemical composition: SiO₂.
Hardness based on Mohs scale: 6 – 7.
Other known names: heliotrope, blood stone.