Bloodstone (known as the Sun Stone in ancient times and later Christ's Stone), is a cryptocrystalline combination of quartz that appears often as dark jasper or sometimes as transparent chalcedony (translucent). "Classic" bloodstone is a popular opaque green stone with crimson inclusions of hematite. Red sections inside the stone mimic stains of blood, hence the label "bloodstone".
Pliny the Elder (1st century) first mentions the rock as a rock used by the local sorcerers. Damigeron (4th century) published on its capacity to render rain, induce solar eclipses, as well as its ability to preserve health and youth. A Christian belief indicates that the red stains on the stone were triggered when blood was dripping from the body of Jesus after his Crucifixion. Ancient Roman soldiers wore stones on their person as a way to staunch their bleeding. An Indian folk tradition of rubbing Bloodstone on wounds may have a sound medical basis in the reality that iron oxide, found in the stone, is an important astringent.
Wear or bring Bloodstone to improve decision-making and maximize self discipline. When morale runs low it will offer a motivational lift, and it can help you heal if you are tired. A effective immune stimulant, Bloodstone offers protection from colds, measles, illnesses and inflammation. It also tends to speed the repair of fractures, and to allow the body to rejuvenate and re-energize itself following sickness, accident, or physical fatigue. It protects blood-rich organs and enhances blood supply. Bloodstone, when immersed in ice water, and added to a cut, is helpful in minimizing bleeding.
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