Baobab Tree

The multifaceted Baobab is the “tree of life“.

* the fruits are rich in vitamin C and are used to prepare beverages,
* the leaves are used fresh or dried as vegetables and as forage,
* the seeds are used to extract oil,
* all parts of the tree have medicinal properties,
* the bark provides strong and durable fibres,
* the tree is fire resistant and can survive severe droughts,
* it is easy and cheap to cultivate and free from any serious pests and diseases
* and it provides shade and protects the soil against erosion

Baobab Three

“It was the season just after when the baobab had shed its long stringed calabashes. Not far way, was a solitary man surrounded by buzzing bees – he smoked a pipe made out of a hollowed out gourd of baobab. He warned me that the tree was haunted”.

Photo taken by Unganisha


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