J Stem Cell

Aloe macroclada from Madagascar Triggers Transient Bone Marrow Stem Cell Mobilization

Aloe has been used for the treatments of various ailments dating back almost 6000 years. Aloe was found engraved in an Egyptian temple fresco dating back 4000 BC, and a Sumerian clay tablet dating around 2,200 BC mentioned the great healing power of aloe. e rst detailed description of aloe’s medicinal value can be found in the Ebers Papyrus written around 1550 BC in Egypt, describing the use of whole leaves, fresh gel, sap, and dried gel [1]. ere are more than 450 species of aloe coming from various parts of Africa and South America, and from the island of Madagascar that contains unique species endemic to the island. One such species is Aloe macroclada that has been used for centuries by the local residents as a remedy for a wide number of ailments, including cardio-vascular diseases, hypertension, pulmonary infections, rheumatism, asthenia, and diabetes. It is traditionally considered by the Malagasy people as a factor of rejuvenation and longevity.

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