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

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.

Baobab powder

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.

Baobab oil

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.

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The baobab tree is also called a "tree of life" or "pharmacist tree" as its medicinal properties are numerous.

The bark is used as a febrifuge.

Baobab bark helps eliminate hormonal disorders in women.

They provide valuable help during pregnancy, at all stages. They contain all the vitamins and minerals necessary for pregnancy and also solves many problems of pregnant women - sleep disorders, digestion, and many others.

They are also useful during lactation.

For people subject to menstruation pain, baobab bark will also reduce them.

Thanks to its febrifuge properties, they would also have the virtue of effectively fighting malaria and fever.


Cold-pressed virgin vegetable oil

Baobab oil is widely used in cosmetics because it has many benefits for the skin and hair. It is ideal for the preparation of restorative care.

What are the benefits of baobab oil?

  • Emolliente
  • Softening
  • Nourishing
  • Regenerating
  • Restorative
  • Healing
  • Soothing

Other benefits of baobab oil

  • Antiallergic
  • Anti
  • Skin indications (skin and hair)
  • Dry, torn, damaged skin
  • Irritated, sensitive skin
  • Chapping
  • Light burns
  • Sunburn
  • Stretch marks
  • Curly hair, frizzy
  • Dry, damaged, brittling hair
  • Soft, dull hair
  • Forked, brittery points

Before using baobab oil, it is advisable to perform a tolerance test at the bend of the elbow. If in doubt, it is recommended the advice of a health professional.

Source Health Passport

Origin: Senegal

Part used: seeds


The nutritional value of baobab fruit pulp is based on its high content of Calcium, Vitamin C and fibre.

It also significantly contains B-group vitamins (thiamine B1, riboflavin B2 or niacin B3) and amino acids. It is considered a fortifier for all: children, the elderly, sportsmen, and it is particularly recommended to keep shape and vitality!

Baobab powder is also a high-quality pre-biotic (improves intestinal flora) thanks to its high soluble fibre content.

Baobab powder is used as an ingredient in smoothies, juices, cereal bars, jams, vitamin supplements but also for its binding, thickening and acidifying properties. Source of calcium, vitamin C and gluten-free.

Tips for use: Baobab powder can be consumed as is, directly in a yogurt or incorporated into a hot or cold drink.

Other uses:

-For the face

  • Purifying
  • restorative and regenerating
  • softens the skin
  • anti-ageing, it slows down skin aging

- For hair

  • brings shine
  • relaxing
  • sets the loops
  • moisturizer (thanks to the natural sugar it contains)
  • treats irritated scalps
  • regenerating, it promotes hair growth

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Considered a prebiotic food, monkey bread is 2.5 times richer in vitamin C than an orange, contains 2.5 times more calcium than milk and six times more potassium than bananas. It also contains soluble fibre, vitamin B6 and vitamin B1 (thiamine).

It is also extremely rich in antioxidants, which have recognized medical virtues.

Very well known in Senegal for the preparation of Bouye juice

The pulp is also a good anti-diarrheal and an excellent rehydrating. These virtues have been recognized by WHO.


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