The baobab tree is an icon of the African continent, and has the nickname ‘The Tree of Life’

The baobab tree is an icon of the African continent. With over 300 life-sustaining uses, bark and fruit are the roots of many Indigenous remedies, traditions, and folklore. This is why it has earned the literal nickname ‘The Tree of Life’.

As a succulent, the tree absorbs and stores water from the rainy season in its massive trunk, producing a nutrient-dense fruit in the dry season that can grow up to a foot long. The fruit contains tartaric acid and vitamin C, serving as a vital nutrient and food source for many species.

The baobab tree is very strange. Their base is round, like a large drum, and quite thick. The base fence measures about nine meters or more. The head is thick, like a barrel, but the height is not very high.

This baobab tree’s fruit is also very interesting. It looks like a gourd. Again, the top is dry. These fruits are the monkeys’ favorite foods. Monkeys eat the fruits, chewing them like bread. Some people refer to these strange trees as Badrruti trees.

The entire portion of this plant, not just the fruit, is intriguing. The bark is very thick. Hard and long shoots emerge from the bark. You can transform them into rope and fabric.

What if their stems are thick, and the wood is very soft and light? Therefore, any living animal or bird can easily punch holes and make roads. Sometimes, people can also create fun restrooms by digging holes in their bases.

There is an interesting story about this baobab tree. The baobab tree’s original home was in heaven. One day, the devil looked at this tree. Satan’s head pressed evil. Then he threw the tree up from the ground of heaven. Then he threw the tree’s branches to the ground and spread the roots in the air. That is to say, Satan brought the tree from heaven to earth and planted it upside down. The roots remained in the sky, and the branches went under the ground.

In fact, the tree looks like this: On top of the thick stems, the short stems look like roots. Someone turned the tree upside down and buried it in the ground.

Baobab trees are found in Africa. However, there is a baobab tree species in Australia. There, however, they have another name. In Australia, the baobab tree is called the bottle tree. Its stem looks like a bottle.