Africans call it the pharmacist’s tree because baobab plays a very important role in traditional medicine, and almost all parts of the tree (fruit, pulp, leaves …) have a therapeutic function. It is at the same time a febrifuge, an analgesic, an anti-diarrheal. It is even used to treat people with smallpox and measles.
Scientific name: Adansonia digitata
Common names: baobab, African baobab, palaver tree, bottle tree, pharmacist's tree
English names: baobab , dead-rat tree , monkey-bread tree , upside-down tree , cream of tartar tree
Botanical classification: family of bombacaceae ( Bombacaceae )
Forms and preparations: decoctions, herbal teas, powders