Bloodstone is one of the best healing stones I know of. You just hold one in your hand and you know it is already working on your strengthening you. It is like spinach in a stone! It has been said that it purifies the blood, increases energy and helps autoimmune systems. It may help with diabetes.
In addition to its healing energy, it is also great for money and luck. I would carry one on my pocket while playing bingo or going to the casino. Can't hurt can it?
I think bloodstone is a really beautiful looking stone. The crimson dots against the contrasting dark green is really striking. Who says a hard worker can't be beautiful too?