THE BAOBAB TREE! AFRICA’S ICONIC “TREE OF LIFE”
The majestic baobab tree is an icon of the African continent and lies at the heart of many traditional African remedies and folklore. The baobab is a prehistoric species which predates both mankind and the splitting of the continents over 200 million years ago. Native to the African Savannah where the climate is extremely dry and arid, it is a symbol of life and positivity in a landscape where little else can thrive. Over time, the Baobab has adapted to its environment. It is a succulent, which means that during the rainy season it absorbs and stores water in its vast trunk, enabling it to produce a nutrient-dense fruit in the dry season when all around is dry and arid. This is how it became known as “The Tree of Life”. Baobab trees grow in 32 African countries. They can live for up to 5,000 years, reach up to 30 metres high and up to an enormous 50 metres in circumference.
Baobab trees can provide shelter, food and water for animals and humans, which is why many savannah communities have made their homes near Baobab trees. The high level of potassium found in baobab fruit can play a vital role in maintaining normal Blood Pressure level that is essential for a Healthy heart
Boosts Immune System
Aids in Digestion
Gives Glowing Skin
Boosts Brain Health
Prevents Dental Problems
Promotes Weight Loss
Supports healthy Pregnancy
Cures Brain Diseases such as Dementia, Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease.
It’s a superfood as the leaves, fruit, bark, and seeds have been used for centuries to treat many ailments, such as fever, microbial infections, diarrhea, and anemia.
Baobab powder is a rich source of vitamin C, which contributes to normal: Energy release. Immune function.
Baobab is one of the highest alkaline foods available with a a PRAL rating of -52. It’s an amazing source of dietary fiber.
Baobab pulp is particularly rich in vitamin C, and contains B vitamins, potassium, magnesium, iron and calcium.