Standing 20m in height, the Baobab is hard to miss. The tree is known to residents in Savannah as the “Tree of Life” as it provides people in the region with food, clothing, shelter and can even provide the all-important water that people need to survive. The bark is a fire-resistant material and therefore makes useful clothes and rope, the trunk can store water and provide shelter, and the fruit and tree leaves can be eaten and put in medicines. This African fruit itself has over three times the amount of vitamin C of oranges, 50% more calcium than spinach, and is chock full of other vitamins and nutrients, including antioxidants. The pulp inside this African fruit can be a bit bitter, but is often eaten raw, and is traditionally mixed with milk, water, and sugar, or cornmeal and cassava. The fruit of the Baobab is traditionally used to treat a number of ailments, including diarrhea, dysentery, smallpox, and measles. When mixed with honey, it creates a great cough syrup for colds, and Arabic sailors carry this African fruit on their vessels to prevent scurvy. There has been some research into the use of the Baobab as an anti-inflammatory and pain reliever, and there have been developments in using the fruit to even treat sickle-celled anaemia. Italy has been using this African fruit in beauty creams, tonics, and dietary supplements since 2001. While mainly found in Italy, they are exported to other countries.