This stone is especially beneficial to the circulatory system and the body's detoxifying organs. It not only purifies toxic blood, it also detoxifies the liver, kidneys and spleen. Bloodstone is also beneficial to the reproductive organs, bones, and heart. Iron deficiencies also change for the better through the influence of this mineral. Heliotrope was said to clear blood shot eyes, relieve sunstroke, and headaches. As an amulet, it was also carried to prevent injury and disease and enhance physical and mental vitality and balances the mind, reducing emotional and mental stress.
Egyptian priests and doctors often used bloodstone in their healing potions, ground to powder and mixed with honey. In this form, it was used to heal tumors and stop hemorrhaging. Soldiers were advised to carry this stone into battle for its ability to staunch wounds, and women in childbirth were also directed to use this stone to prevent hemorrhage. It is also said to increase a person's courage while preserving them from danger. As an amulet, bloodstone was said to preserve its wearer from deception and dispel anger. At the same time, it was credited with giving its owner incredible charisma. Anything the wearer said would be believed.
Though any sign may use bloodstone, it shares March with Aquamarine as the birth stone for people born in this month. It is suggested for healers, people with poor circulation, and those who have suffered physical or emotional trauma to their hearts. Bloodstone stimulates the movement of kundalini energies and assists in linking the root chakra and the heart chakra. Bloodstone is said to have a remarkable ability to remove blockages of all kinds and effect changes.
Bloodstone is a general healing stone and stimulant. Carry it to enrich iron-poor, tired blood or to help balance other blood related disorders. Hold bloodstone against a bleeding wound to stauch the flow of blood.
The green, red-spotted bloodstone is also a prosperity stone; it ensures the wearer of monetary increase and abundant harvest. During the Middle Ages, bloodstone was thought to have the power to bring rain.
The bloodstone should be set in gold and worn around the neck near the heart.