What are plants for? They are vital to conserving the planet

Surely you ever wondered, what are plants for? The answer has to do with the fact that thanks to them almost all of the planet’s biodiversity is maintained.

The green wave continues to take over the Vibra community and this time we want to tell you why plants are so important for life as we know it on Earth. It doesn’t matter if you plant them at home, on a terrace, on the street or in a park, they will make a great contribution to reducing CO2, for example.

We open our science and botany class so you can learn everything you need to learn about plants and how they can do incredible things for us. Surely after reading this article you will want to plant a couple at once:

What are plants for in the environment?

Many times they should have told you not to mistreat a flower. You should know that your parents were right because after a scientific study it was concluded that plants feel just as animals do. Well, plants are another living being and fulfill multiple vital functions within the planet, such as:

  • Providing all kinds of food and medicine not only to humans, but also to various animal species. Without them there would be no wood, fuel and/or fibers for clothing.
  • Being home to animal species.
  • Produce the oxygen we breathe.
  • Maintain the soil functionally, in addition to regulating humidity and climate.
  • Eliminate part of the pollution that we humans produce.

What are ornamental plants for?

These are the perfect ornament to harmonize any type of space. They are cultivated (and sometimes traded) for decorative purposes, as well as for extracting the flowers or leaves to make perfumes or essences. Also, they are regularly exported (controlled) to various parts of the world, as they are the product of study or admiration for showing great diversity among the plants that usually occur in certain parts of the world.

What are medicinal plants and what are they for?

That name is given to all those plants that through scientific verification… and popular!, show high healing effects or that provide health benefits. Generally these medicinal plants are consumed, infused or mixed with all kinds of products to obtain their natural properties.
Among the most common medicinal species are chamomile, aloe, eucalyptus, ginger, thyme, dandelion and mint, among many.

Why is it important to have plants at home?

People commonly have plants in the house because they would promote health since, in addition to being consumed, they could improve mood. Other reasons why they are important at home would be because they embellish spaces with their colorful flowers, and in various cultures they are associated with peace, relationship and even prosperity.

What would happen if plants did not exist?

Very surely it would not even be possible for the human race to exist. Plants produce the oxygen we breathe, they are responsible for purifying the water we drink and in addition to this, they are the basis for nutrition, since a large number of fruits and vegetables come from them. Imagining a world without plants would lead to famine, dramatic changes in the climate, the extinction of the ozone layer and natural catastrophes such as earthquakes, hurricanes and fires would occur more often in all parts of the planet.

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