Cold pressed Organic Baobab Seed Oil

The Baobab tree is often referred to as the 'Tree of life' and can live between 1000 - 1500 years. 

The seeds from the African Baobab fruit are cold pressed, resulting in a semi fluid golden yellow oil with a slight nutty scent.   Cold press Organic Baobab seed oil is known for its anti-inflammatory and moisturising properties. It is an emollient with soothing, softening and restructuring  effect on the skin and hair. The oil improves skin elasticity and skin regeneration and contains up to 35% omega 6, 12% omega 9 and 3% omega 3 essential fatty acids, vitamins A, D, E and F. 

 Uses of Baobab Seed Oil
  • It Improves the moisture in hair and skin.
  • Re-hydrates the skin to combat wrinkles.
  • Enhances healing from within (hair and skin).
  • Instantly relieves dry, cracked skin.
  • Protects hair and nails.
  • Nourishes and moisturizes hair and skin.
  • A natural source of vitamin D3.
  • Skin Softening
  • Skin Restructuring
  • Quick absorption
  • Fatty acids contribute towards maintaining a healthy skin
  • Superb moisturizing benefits for skin and hair
  • The pure oil is extracted from the seeds and the oil is easily and quickly absorbed by the skin leaving no oiliness or greasiness. Baobab oil is highly moisturizing, emollient and soothing which is partly due to the ingredients found in the oil.
  • Improves the elasticity of the skin
  • Encourages the regeneration of cells without clogging up pores.

African wonder fruit has given my failing kidneys a kick start


WOMAN who has lived with chronic kidney failure for 15 years claims her condition has been dramatically eased by eating a  African "wonder" fruit.
Janine Franssen, 36, was diagnosed with renal failure last year and told she urgently needed a kidney transplant as her's was functioning at only seven per cent of normal capacity.
A scramble to find a suitable donor started and Janine was surgically fitted with equipment to allow for dialysis once her kidneys failed - which she has been told is inevitable.
But after the discovery of the Baobab fruit, Janine's kidney function has improved and she has even been taken off the transplant list.

She insists it is all down to drinking ground-up Baobab in water, and said: "It feels like I have won the lottery."
After nine months of worrying about her failing kidneys she says she has a new outlook, although she is well aware she has not been cured.
The discovery of the fruit was made by her partner Mark who read an article about the Baobab's high concentration of vitamins and nutrients.
They decided to import some to see if it could help Janine stay strong during the wait for a kidney donor.
The large, dry fruit has only been available in Europe since July last year.
It is said to have around six times the vitamin C content of an orange, more iron than red meat, more magnesium than spinach as well as high levels of calcium and antioxidants.
It is said that this makes it a valuable aid in the prevention and treatment of gastric and irritable bowel syndrome conditions, and effective for osteoporosis, varicose veins and even haemorrhoids.
Janine grinds it down and takes it with water in the morning and afternoon.
The Clydebank woman said she was "astonished" at the difference baobab made, and she credits it with her kidney function now climbing to 20 per cent.
Janine, who lives on Dumbarton Road, told the Post: "Mark said I should try it for a couple of months to see if it could increase my kidney function - buying me some time to get donor tests completed.
"Within that first month I started to notice some changes like my hair and nails getting stronger.
"The following week I had a hospital appointment to see where my kidney function was at and miraculously it had gone from seven per cent to twelve per cent.
"I was amazed as was my consultant and, not only that, but my blood pressure and cholesterol had come down."
Janine knows at some point she will need a kidney transplant - when her's succumbs to the illness she has had since 1994 - and her sisters Lesley and Annsophia, boyfriend Mark and close friend Christina have all now been tested for kidney donation.
But with her improvement she has been able to return to her work as an administration assistant - something unthinkable just 12 months ago.
Janine said: "I am under no illusions but I now have hope my kidneys will last a bit longer. My doctors reckon they will."
This article appeared in Clydebank Post 02 Sep 2009


African Superfruit latest weapon against type two diabetes


Grown in 32 African countries the Baobab fruit is high in calcium, potassium, thiamin and vitamin B6 - all nutrients important for general good health.
The flesh of the fruit is also high in protein and carbohydrates and is considered to be a valuable food source in many African countries. Oil extracted from the seed of the fruit is rich in omega 3,6 and 9 and is noted for its moisturising and healing properties. Baobab is also traditionally used to treat many ailments ranging from diarrhoea to fever. 
The fruit from the ancient Baobab tree is an extremely rich source of polyphenals, known to be beneficial in reducing the glycaemic response (the rate at which sugar is released into the bloodstream.
Diabetes is one of the main health issues of our time, and is projected to affect millions of people worldwide and cost global health services billions of pounds. Therefore, if a natural readily available product can be found to be useful in controlling the symptoms of  type two diabetes, it can only be of benefit to us all.
Dr Sarah Brewer (medical nutritionist, nutritionist therapist and author of over 60 popular health books) says: "Baobab offers a number of nutritional health benefits which are only now being recognised in non African countries."
Baobab carries high concentrates of anti oxidants, energy, immune boosting vitamins, minerals and bone strengthening calcium. Baobab is also rich in iron, high in potassium and contain vital blood clotting  ingredients, it can even help support the circulatory system whilst the high-fibre content benefits the digestive system.
Researchers at Oxford Brooks university, Functional Food Centre, conducted research using human volunteers to measure the rate of starch and sugar breakdown in their blood stream after they had eaten the Baobab extract contained in either bread or dissolved in water. They found that Baobab fruit extract added to bread significantly reduced the rate at which sugar was released into the blood stream post digestion. The same results were observed when Baobab fruit extract was added to water.   Their findings has been published in the scientific journal Nutrition.
The Oxford Brooks University's research provides evidence that Baobab is an effective way to help type two diabetics control their symptoms.         

Ways of using Baobab powder

  • Mix 1 - 2 teaspoon of Baobab powder in a glass of water for an energy packed drink.
  • Baobab powder can be mixed with hot or cold milk as an alternative to tea or coffee. 
  • Baobab powder can be added to freshly made juices, smoothies and cereals.
  • Sprinkle it on your cereal each morning.  
  • Add it to cake mixture as an alternative to eggs


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