For African peoples the Baobab is food, medicine and a sacred place, so much so that only the sages may climb amongst its branches. It is a plant that can live 5,000 years. The flower of the Baobab lasts only one night, from dawn to dusk; that night the tree is crowded by varied fauna attracted by its sweet nectar. According to legend, that night the tree is inhabited by spirits. Between 5 and 15 meters tall, one trunk can store up to 120,000 liters of water. The inhabitants of Africa feed themselves on the dry pulp of the fruit, eaten directly or mixed into oatmeal porridge.

According to a study of the Department of Sciences of the University of Ferrara, all the products derived from the tree are «a miraculous panacea»; indeed it is called “the Good Giant” because the products made from its pulp and seeds contribute o rebalancing the main functions of the body and epidermis, bestowing wellness and energy.

Effective against several disorders, such as:

♦chronic constipation ♦ lowering of immunity defense ♦  fatigue ♦ influenza ♦ indigestion ♦ bloated stomach ♦ acne ♦psoriasis ♦ bedsores ♦ abrasions ♦ stretch marks ♦ hematoma ♦ insect bites ♦ mycosis ♦ cellular aging ♦ weariness ♦stress ♦

The tree of life rebalances, bestowing wellness and energy

It contains

♦ Vitamin C (around 6 times the content of orange pulp)
♦ Vitamins B1, B2, PP or B3, B6, A (in the form of carotenes)
♦ Minerals: Calcium, Potassium, Phosphorus, Sodium, Magnesium, Zinc, Iron, Manganese, Copper
♦ Alpha-linolenic acid: 27mg/g of dry pulp
♦ Amino-acids: Proline, Histidine, Leucine, Lysine, Arginine, Isoleucine, Methionine, Cysteine, Phenylalanine, Glutamic Acid, Valine, Threonine, Tyrosine, Tryptophan
♦ It has a high fiber content (around 45%)

Properties and benefits

  • The oil extracted from the seeds and fruit contains a high quantity of essential fatty acids, like oleic and linoleic acid, exceptional for the treatment of the skin and cellular aging. Its antioxidant power is among the strongest in nature, ten times that of the kiwi, apples, oranges and strawberries.
  • It is a natural cure for burns, erythema, herpes and mycosis.
  • Scientific studies have pointed out a marked analgesic, anti-inflammatory and antipyretic effect comparable to that of acetylsalicylic acid owing to natural and multiple mechanisms. Therefore an adequate intake of pulp may help to overcome the classical seasonal illnesses. The characteristic of this fruit in all its components is that of not having any contraindications and side effects.
  • The properties of the pulp on the increase in bifid bacteria are of great interest: the functional activity of probiotic bacteria is carried out through the balance of intestinal microflora, the improvement of digestion of lactose, the prevention of diarrhea and the increase in immune defenses.
  • It is a natural energizer and fights the sense of fatigue caused by loss of salts, useful for sportspeople.
  • It improves concentration.
  • It is a very active anti-cholesterol thanks to the high presence of soluble (22.54%) and insoluble (22.04) fibers.
  • It is a powerful tonic and anti-stress agent.
  • It stimulates metabolism and is enhances weight-loss diets, carrying out a more or less marked anti-hunger action.
  • It detoxifies the liver thanks to its hepatoprotective properties and presence of triterpenoids, beta-sitosterol and Ursolic acid.