Bloodstone, also referred to as Heliotrope, Sun Stone and Christ’s Stone, is a powerful protector and healer that banishes negativity, attracts positivity and restores the body, mind and soul. A dark green stone sprinkled with spots of red, Bloodstone is believed to have formed at the crucifixion of Jesus, when the blood of Christ flowed from his wounds into the green earth below and turned into stone.
Throughout the Middle Ages, Bloodstone was used to treat a variety of ailments, but the mystical and magical properties of the stone where revered long before the birth of Jesus Christ. In ancient Greece, Heliotrope (or Sun Stone) was used to treat blood related conditions, to cure wounds, and to aid both detoxification and circulation, with warriors wearing amulets with this precious stone to protect against injury and give them courage. Today, Bloodstone is used to purify and detoxify the body, remove energy blockages, and to cleanse the chakras to promote an overall feeling of wellbeing.