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The baobab (bark, pulp, powder, oil) its benefits
In Africa, the baobab has a great value in the cultural heritage. Indeed, it alone represents a whole symbol. In many African countries, like Guinea and Senegal, the baobab is the subject of several legends and ancestral myths. The baobab is a prehistoric species that was there before humanity and before the division of the continents. It is a rather atypical tree with a longevity like no other.
It can be 25 meters high and 20 meters in circumference, with a diameter between 5 and 7 meters. The baobab produces fruits which can be transformed into pulp, powder and extract the oil which bring benefits to the human organism. Similarly, the bark of this tree has many virtues.
What are the benefits of this mythical tree?
Baobab bark has many febrifuges. Indeed, when we infuse the bark of the baobab or make a decoction of it, it is with the aim of treating an attack of fever or the disease of malaria. These barks also make it possible to fight against gastric problems in this case diarrhea, dysentery, stomach ache. In addition, their high fiber content keeps the entire digestive tract in good condition.
Baobab fruit pulp
The pulp is extracted from baobab fruits. These are full of minerals phosphorus, essential fatty acids, calcium, zinc. These nutritional values are benefits for the human organism and offer a better balance to the skin. Moreover, the pulp of the baobab fruit is without context a global anti-oxidant. Because it has a high content of Flavonoid vitamins, beta carotene and alpha linoleic acid. These are properties that protect all the cells of the body from the various attacks of free radicals. In addition, it is a good regenerator that makes the face luminous and supple.
The powder comes from the dried seeds of the baobab tree. Initially, its role is to reduce the risk of malnutrition and deficiency. Indeed, this powder is rich in nutrients and contains vitamins A, B1, B2, C, with mineral salts such as iron, potassium, manganese and calcium. Secondly, this powder provides energy, and allows you to be in great shape. This is why it is recommended for people in convalescence and athletes. Because, it allows a fairly rapid recovery of strength.
It is an oil that also comes from many seeds found in baobab fruits. This oil is packed with essential acids and proteins. It is also used for cooking African meals. However, it plays a big role in the field of cosmetics and appears as the care par excellence among Senegalese women. Indeed, baobab oil is emollient and a highly recommended moisturizer for dry, chapped and tight skin.
It is also known to counter free radicals and delay the effects of aging. This is the reason why it is precious and rare. When applied to the skin, it penetrates easily while providing softness and suppleness. It strengthens the skin cells, regenerates them and above all ensures all the vital functions of the cells. In addition, pregnant women are advised to apply this oil, which prevents the appearance of stretch marks.