Saturday 8 June 2024

2,000-year-old tree in South Africa called The Tree of Life. The baobab tree

Baobab trees are among the most unique trees that grow in Africa. According to an estimate, these trees are among the oldest trees on earth. In the savanna (Africa) the climate is very dry. Where other trees grow with difficulty. The baobab tree thrives there.

During the rainy season, the baobab tree absorbs and stores water in its broad trunk. A full tree can store thousands of liters of water within itself. The water stored in its trunk is so much that the tree can survive for years thanks to this water. Can survive even in drought.

The baobab tree can grow up to 30 meters tall. And it can live up to five thousand years. Baobab trees can provide shelter, food and water for animals and humans, which is why many savannah communities have built their homes. Made near the baobab trees. And this tree is considered the tree of life.

The fruits of this tree are also exceptionally rich in nutrients and antioxidants. The baobab fruit is the only fruit in the world that dries naturally on its branch.  Instead of falling off and spoiling, it stays on the branch and ripens in the sun for 6 months - the pulp of the fruit dries completely.

Its green velvety coating transforms into a hard coconut-like shell. 100% pure fruit in its natural form. Amazingly, the fruit has a natural shelf life of 3 years. It has been used for years to treat fatigue, digestion, protection against disease, and infection, as well as beautify the skin.

Ropes are made from the bark of this tree. While its leaves are eagerly eaten by cattle. And the clear water in its stem can be drunk. While the oil made from its fruit seeds is used in cosmetics. The value of which is very high in the market.

Baobab trees grow in some of the driest, remotest, and poorest parts of rural Africa. According to a report by National Geographic, demand for this tree is increasing due to its unique characteristics.

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