2,000 year old tree in SA – “The Tree of Life”

Some hollowed out trunks have been used to provide shelter to as many as 40 people, it can hold up to 4,500 liters of water, fibers from the bark can be turned into rope and cloth and fresh leaves are often eaten to boost the immune system.

The medicinal properties of the baobab fruit are amaze balls: 3 times as much Vitamin C as an orange, 50% more Calcium than spinach – and it has more sources of antioxidants – these are disease fighting molecules credited with helping to reduce the risk of cancer and heart disease. - africanleadership.


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