Madagascar’s Wonder Of Life: The Baobab Tree | iVisits

Madagascar’s Wonder Of Life: The Baobab Tree

Madagascar, a remote African island isolated from the African continent, is one of the least developed countries in the world, with desolate mountains and exotic species.

Most incredible of all, Madagascar is home to some of the most unique species on earth, from the incredible “baobab boulevard” to the fascinating lemur kingdom to the fragrant vanilla… It is not so much the garden of Eden as another planet carefully created by god.


Murondava is the highlight of a visit to Madagascar, where you can see the baobab trees in various shapes, especially at sunset.

To Malagasy people, the baobab is a pie from the sky: not only is it a tasty treat for monkeys, but it is also a source of nourishment and cash for locals. In times of famine, the baobabs were their lifeline; When they are thirsty, the baobabs are their drink; Day after day, the baobabs silently gave them everything they had.


Along the murondawa road, the fruit of the baobabs, each the size of a coconut, is often sold. According to locals, baobabs are a treasure. When peeled, the flesh is covered with seeds, which are highly oily and the pressed oil is a favorite of the locals. The bark of the baobab tree is rich in fiber. It is used for making paper, MATS, ropes, and strings for Musical Instruments. The tender leaf of breadfruit tree can be Fried when green vegetables eat, and these leaves and fruit are same, can be used for medicine, can diminish inflammation, antipyretic, treat malaria, still can calm calm god.

The baobabs are so outlandish that they have earned nicknames such as “fat tree”, “bottle tree” and “head grown green”. In the murondava countryside, there are even more bizarre baobabs, like the lovebirds, where two giant baobabs intertwine and stretch into the sky in what looks like a “Japanese sumo tree” — two fat men fighting each other.


In the qilingdi nature reserve, a male baobab grows in the dense forest. The branches of the tree are like erect male genitalia, and they are polished by human touch. The male baobab is the tree god of the local people. Aboriginal women often come here to beg for children and touch their hands to gain the power to reproduce.

No matter in which country, there is a history of reproduction worship, such worship attached to the tree, attached to the stone, all become amazing wonders of life.

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