African Bloodstone features a deep forest green body with flecks of blood red. This is the A grade that is more highly prized over the B grade which has a red body. Also know as heliotrope, which is Greek for “solstice,” this stone is believed to have great healing power. It aids in the renewal of physical and emotional states. It is a stone of courage and helps to revitalize love, relationships and friendships. Bloodstone has the capacity to clear scattered thoughts in preparation for meditation. Blood stone is found in India, Brazil, China, Australia, Africa and the United States. Patterns may vary.