African locust bean
This beautiful African tree covers the savannah of the Sahel. It can withstand long periods of drought, with its roots drawing water 60 metres from the ground. The scarlet pom-poms of its flowers are muted at the first rains in long pods containing precious black seeds.
Africans consider African locust bean to be a gift from the sky. It is a first-class food source, including its richness in protein, iodine and vitamin C. Its roots, leaves, fruits and barks treat the most diverse pathologies, from pneumonia to snake bites.