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Alternative Names

Abebrødstræ, Adansonia, Adansonie d'Afrique, Affenbrotbaum, African Baobab, Afrikaanse Kremetart, Afrikanischer Baobab, Albero Bottiglia, Albero di Mille Anni, Apebroodboom, Apenbroodboom, Arbre à Palabre, Arbre Bouteille, Arbre de Mille Ans, Bao Báp Châu Phi, Baob, Baoba, Baobab Africain, Baobaba, Baobabu, Baobab Afrykanski, Baobab Agaci, Baobab del África, Baobab Africain, Baobab Africano, Baobab de Mahajanga, Baobab de Mozambique, Baobab Fruit, Baobab Milk, Baobab of Mahajanga, Baobab Prstnatý, Baobab Seed, Baobab Seed Oil, Baobab Tree, Baobab Wlasciwy, Baobab Yemisi, Baovola, Boab, Boaboa, Boringy, Bottle Tree, Bawbab, Boy, Bozobe, Calebassier du Sénégal, Cream-Tartar Tree, Dead Rat Tree, Dton Baobab, Ethiopian Sour Bread, Fruit de Baobab, Graine de Baobab, Gros Mapou, Harilik Ahvileivapuu, Hou Mian Bao Shu, Huile de Graines de Baobab, Imbondeiro, Judas Fruit, Judas Fruit Trees, Kremetart, Kremetartboom, Lait de Baobab, Maymun Ekmegi Agaci, Mboio, Mboy, Monkey Bread Tree, Noce d'Egitto, Pain de Singe, Rainiala, Reniala, Ringy, Sefo, Shagar El Bawbab, Shagar Khubz El Qurud, Sour Gourd, Upside-Down Tree, Vanoa, Vontana

Scientific Name

Andansonia Digitata

Why Do People Use Baobab?

Oral preparations of Adansonia digitata (Baobab), like baobab powder, are used for asthma and to treat general nutrition and health issues. Topically - Baobab is also applied to the skin to improve the appearance of hair and for allergic skin reactions.

Is It Safe To Use?

Likely Safe - Orally used baobab powder is thought to be safe when taken in food amounts. Baobab leaves and fruit are a common food item that has no severe side effects when consumed as a food. Baobab has acquired generally recognized as safe (GRAS) status in the United States. Avoid during Pregnancy and Lactation - Baobab should be avoided by pregnant and breastfeeding mothers because there is limited and unreliable information available in this regard.

How Effective Is Baobab?

To rate the overall effectiveness of baobab powder, there is insufficient and unreliable information available.

How Baobab Works?

The most effective parts of Adansonia digitata are the fruit, leaf and seed. Baobab leaves and fruit are normally used as foods. The leaves and fruit consist of number of nutrients and are thought to be rich source of some minerals and protein as well. The protein is roughly 170 mg per gram from the fruit part and round about 112 mg per gram from the leaves. Leaves and fruit parts of baobab contain high amount of phosphorus, calcium and different minerals. The baobab fruit powder contains more or less 350-4500 mg/kg of phosphorus and 2160-3900 mg/kg of calcium. The dried baobab leaves consist of 14,700-17,500 mg/kg of calcium and likely 1530-1930 mg/kg of phosphorus. Baobab leaves and fruit are also a major source of potassium, vitamin C and magnesium. Baobab fruit is also a relatively huge source of essential fatty acid. The fruit gives more or less 84 mg fatty acid/gm. Of these, linoleic acid makes up around 27 mg in each gram. Baobab seed oil is a decent source of both polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fatty acid. The oil contains around 37% monounsaturated fatty acids, 31.7% saturated fatty acids and 31.7% polyunsaturated fatty acids. Extract of baobab appears to have some antiviral impacts in vitro. Baobab seems to have activity against herpes Sindbis, simplex and polio viruses. Baobab seems to have intracellular antiviral and virucidal impacts against virus of herpes simplex. Be that as it may, baobab seems to have moderately low in vitro activity against gram negative and gram positive bacteria and against fungus. Baobab has antioxidant effects. The fruit pulp has more antioxidant effects impacts as compared to the leaf.

What Are The Side Effects /Adverse Reactions of Baobab?

Although there is no significant side effect reported due to oral or topical application of baobab powder, but no side effects have been reported so far.

How Baobab Interacts With Other Herbs and Supplements?

Not known.

How Baobab Interacts With Drugs?

Not known.

How Baobab Interacts With Foods?

Not known.

How Baobab Interacts With Lab Tests?

Not known.

How Baobab Interacts With Diseases and Conditions?

Not known.

What Should Be the Dose/Administration of Baobab?

There is no specific oral or topical dosage of baobab.


Some individuals now call baobab as the next "super food" because of its nutrient profile and exotic nature. Baobab is local tree of various regions of world such as Madagascar, Africa, Australia and Arabia.

General Certificate of Analysis (COA)

Specification sheet links below are a standard copy of the COA less the batch or lot number and manufactures dates. Specification sheet can be dated and should only be considered as a general information. Please contact and request an up to date COA if needed for specific updated information before placing order by filling out the contact form with product name and SKU number. If ordering quantities of twenty five kilos or more contact for availability.

Specification Sheets

Baobab Powder


These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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