African Bloodstone is a form of Chalcedony and Jasper, also known as Setonite. It is believed to have got its name from the red spots with which it is peppered, and in some traditions it is regarded as a sacred stone, with the red representing the blood of Christ.
Energetically, this stone is a cleanser and amplifier, meaning that it removes or blocks negative influences and vibrations and replaces them with positive healing vibrations of a higher frequency. It is said to provide protection from negative influences in the environment and the human bio field. It has long been associated with abundance in all things and is used by many to form part of a manifestation grid to attract wealth, health and happiness.
Many alternative healers believe that African Bloodstone can help with infections and a depleted immune system. The ancient Egyptians used this stone to shrink tumours, and some say that blood disorders of all kinds can be aided by the application of this crystal in a healing session. This includes detoxification of the circulatory and lymphatic systems and supporting the liver, kidneys and lungs.