Also known as the Tree of Life, the baobab tree is native to specific regions of Africa, Arabia,
Australia and Madagascar. With the ability to grow up to 98 feet (30 meters) tall, this lush tree
produces a large fruit with a citrus-like flavor that’s appreciated for its delicious taste and various nutritional benefits.
In particular, the baobab leaves have long been associated with many health benefits. Aside
from their medicinal applications, these nutritious leaves are a staple for various recipes, teas, and cuisines around the world.
Health Benefits of Baobab Leaves
The Nigerian/African baobab is a prebiotic superfruit that contains more antioxidants than any other whole fruit in the world. Extremely high in calcium, the slightly bitter dark leafy green of the tree provides a great source of protein.
For centuries, the leaves and pulp of the baobab have been used for a wide variety of medicinal purposes. Baobab leaves are reported to have antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, antimalarial,
antidiarrheal, antiviral, and antioxidant properties. In fact, baobab tea is often used to reduce fever, stimulate the immune system, and to treat anemia.
Other potential health benefits of Nigerian/African baobab leaves include:
● Improved digestive health
● Enhanced immune system
● General hydration
● Improved skin health
● And more
Baobab powder provides a rich source of:
Uses of Baobab Leaves
Medicinal uses – Traditionally, baobab leaves, bark, and seeds have been used to treat “almost any disease,” including malaria, tuberculosis, fever, microbial infections, diarrhea, anemia, toothache, and dysentery.
Tea – In central Africa, the leaves are harvested and dried. Baobab leaves are often used in tea
to treat a variety of illnesses, including anemia and malaria.
Culinary uses: In the regions where it grows, baobab is a staple food. They can be used in a
similar way to spinach, or used as the basis of a sauce for adding to gruels, rice, and porridge.
Baobab leaves can also be ground into a powder to be added to baked goods, smoothies, teas, soups, and on salads.
Naturalike Baobab Leaves
At Naturalike, we source all of our baobab leaves directly from the finest farms in Nigeria. We form close relationships with local Nigerian farmers to ensure that we are providing you with the 100% natural goodness and high quality products that we have become known to deliver.
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