The African baobab, what is it, and how can it help you? Well, it's a couple of things, you can use it on your body and in your body for improved health. It is a tree found in Africa and produces an extraordinary looking fruit. This tree is often called the 'Tree of Life'. Some of the trees growing in Madagascar are over 800 years old. The fruit is a source of food and used for medicinal purposes. The people of Africa have enjoyed the wonderful health benefits of baobab for hundreds of years.