Baobab Essence

Baobab Essence

 “Even in an upside down world, I stand firm.”

Latin Name: Adansonia Digitata

Link to Chakra: Base Chakra

Origin:  Africa, though varieties are also found on Madagascar, in Australia and Vietnam.

Traditional herbal uses: Nicknamed the “UpsideDown Tree”,  Baobabs are capable of surviving great drought and lives hundreds of years.  Considered a sacred tree in Africa, the leaves are used like spinach (and to cure diarrhoea and reduce fever) and the seeds and fruit are used to make coffee. Cream of Tartar comes from the seed pods, while the inner bark provides moisture (contains up to 40% water).  Tree hollows are used for shelter.

Energetic properties:

  • Strength in adversity
  • Grounding – for those who “live in their heads”
  • Perseverance

Despite being a young tree (Baobabs grow to enormous height and live for hundreds of years), the tree’s energy was strong and deep in its’ double trunk.  When I touched the tree to ask its’ permission to make an essence, the energy surged under my fingers where they touched the trunk.  Baobab was just as eager as I to make an essence.

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