- Adansonia digitata
± 60g - 70g
½ teaspoon once a day
up to 3 teaspoons for cronic ailments
The majestic baobab tree is native to the African continent, where it is popularly known as the “Tree of Life”. The Baobab is an icon of the African continent and lies at the heart of many traditional remedies and folklore.
There are many legends of this mighty tree, but the most popular states that the baobab was the very last tree to be created - he[the baobab] looked at all the other trees that came before him and, although of considerable size himself, was envious of the elegant palm as it was taller than he was. He coveted the scarlet blossoms of the flame tree and so he rumbled and stamped his roots, complaining to the Creator that the fruits of the fig tree were more succulent than his. The creator tried to explain that the trees beauty lay in its immense benefits to the earth and those who inhabit it, to nourish, house and protect the people of the planet. Unconvinced and undeterred, the baobab continued his complaining until one day the creator pulled the tree from the ground and replanted it upside down, so that the baobab could never again see its reflection nor utter a complaint. Forever since this monarch of the forest has been paying off its transgressions by being the most useful tree around - provide shelter, food and water for thousands of animals and humans.
Every part of the baobab tree is valuable - the bark can be turned into rope and clothing, the seeds can be used to make oils, the leaves are edible, the trunks can store water and the fruit is extraordinarily rich in nutrients
Baobab fruit pods are an exceptional source of many important vitamins and minerals, including vitamin C, antioxidants, key minerals like potassium, magnesium, iron, calcium, zinc, and high-quality proteins that can be easily digested
Baobabs high levels of potassium play a vital role in normalizing blood pressure and increasing overall heart health.
This amazing fruit also contains both soluble and insoluble fiber, as well as a variety of pre biotics, which helps reducing the level of cholesterol in blood, assists in keeping bowels healthy and prevents long term degenerative digestive problems.
Baobab is also one of the best PH balancing foods available, with a PRAL (Potential Renal Acid Load) rating of -52, solidifying its status as one of the most blood alkalizing foods on the planet. Baobab can also help defend our bodies from chronic diseases and ailments (such as hypertension and arthritis)
Baobabs are ancient trees that can live for up to 5000 years, producing bountiful fruit which dries naturally on its branches. Instead of dropping and spoiling, it stays on the branch and bakes in the sun for 6 months - The pulp of the fruit dries out completely. This means the fruit simply needs to be harvested, de-seeded and sieved to produce a delicious pure fruit powders