Eden's garden

Grow Healthy, Eat Healthy, Live longer

In this article, we will be looking at the plants and how they can benefit us. To some people, plants are just plants and nothing else, but if they were to really do research on plants they will be amazed just how much we depend on plants both humans and animals.

Animal kingdom

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In the animal kingdom, animals such as cows, chickens, sheep etc… depend on seeds and hay as foods that all come from plants.

Humans

When it comes to humans how do we benefit from plants and can we really live without them? I believe just as plants are important to animals they are valuable to us also.

people

Plant facts

Here are some plant facts that you  may not have known

Health benefit

1. A study was done many years ago in a hospital with two patients. One patient was put in a room where there were no windows just the wall to look at while the other patient was also put in a room but the only difference was this patient’s room had a window that overlooked a beautiful garden.

The patient’s room that had the garden view recovered much faster than the patient who only had the wall to look at. It is so amazing the effects a garden of plants can have in on one’s mind.

2. Plants have been used widely from generations to produce medicine.

3. Having a few plants in your home can filter the air by pulling impurities out of the air, make the air more safe for us to breathe.

4. Plants convert carbon dioxide into oxygen for us to breathe.

5. Increase humidity.

6. Keeps air temperature down.

7. Vegetables, fruits, and herbs are plants and by consuming them they will  keep us healthy

8. Studies have shown that plants have such an effect on the mind that it can relieve stress.

9. Plants can increase a person’s emotions. Example sending roses to that special someone or sending flowers just to say thank you.

10. Plants give a feeling of peace and tranquility.

Indoor plants

Here are a few indoor plants that are widely used, I have worked with them over the years and found them to be excellent. Just follow this link, cleaning the air that you breathe.

Another benefit of plants

Other non-health benefits of plants include

1. Increase property value.

2. use to soften up or bring life to an area.

3. Use to screen off areas or act as a wall.

4. Plants can transform an area.

Final word

In some ways, all life form is depending on plants so let’s do our part and make full use of them promoting our health and well- being.

 

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26 comments

  1. Matt's Mom says:

    Yes, we definitely have to have plants….for all the reasons you listed. I like to just sit out in my backyard and enjoy the landscaping, its so peaceful. Would not be the same with just rocks or concrete. Its a way of unwinding and relaxing. I can see where it can relieve stress and just make a person over all feel good. I know it does for me.

    1. Norman says:

      Hello and thanks again for sharing, plants do make such a big difference all the best to ou and have a good day.

  2. Shann says:

    I am currently sitting in my garden enjoying the sunshine and getting some fresh air as I have a cold at the moment. It’s amazing how the simple act of surround yourself by nature can make you feel a million times better.
    And having a cold really shows how much we need plants, my body is craving lots of nutrients and VEGGIES!!

    1. Norman says:

      Hello it is so nice to meet you and I hope you get better soon. Plants are a blessing because they help us in so many ways. All the best to you and have a good day.

  3. Guy Siverson says:

    So true, If I don’t have vegetables for a few days I can feel it in my body. So many people don’t see that they need it or think that they don’t like plants. They need to open their minds more. What plants do you suggest have the greatest benefit to your health?

    1. Norman says:

      Hello Guy it is so good to meet you, plants are so important to us that without them we cannot survive. Veggies, herbs and fruits. When you talk about purifying the air there are so many. The article that I have written has a few of these plants and there are other articles within my website that gives more insight along with the vitamins plant has and some illness that they help to combat. You can check it out at, gardenofedengardencenter.com hope this helps all the best to you.

  4. Ashley says:

    I love the idea of indoor plants, but I’m the worst when it comes to taking care of them. I can never remember to water them. My mom had a green thumb and we always had a home with tons of plants in it. I didn’t inherit that from her. I want to choose some plants that don’t need too much care, but not to the extreme like cactus. I have a room with a lot of sunlight so it should be a plant that is fine to stay in the sun all day, but doesn’t need to be watered too often.

    1. Norman says:

      Hello it is so good to meet you and please forgive me for taking such a long time to respond. And when it comes to plants you can do it, I believe in you, you have what it takes. It is just a matter of knowing and your on your way. There are sections in my website that talks about care of plants, just feel free to browse. God’s willing I will be writing and article on low maintenance plants this should help you also. All the best to you and please let me know how it goes. Have a good day.

  5. Garen says:

    I have heard that talking to plants can do wonders for their health. My mother swears by it too. She did a test and the ones she spoke to did better than the others. Have also heard that playing classical music can help them grow, too. I am not making any of this up. I know it seems far fetched 🙂

    1. Norman says:

      Hello it is so good to meet you and I have also heard that talking to plants helps.I never did that but it sure is interesting and the music part that new to me. So I believe you, maybe sometime I will play music to see what happens.Thanks again for sharing, all the best to go and have a good day.

  6. Brian says:

    Hi there Norman,
    Thanks for the post & it’s a great addition to your site! Especially like the list you put together making the case of the importance of plants.

    Personally, it’s that whole pesky breathing thing that I enjoy about plants and trees. lol. If I didn’t have so many cats, I’d probably enjoy a house plant or two in each room, but because of my little furry friends, I think I’d be doing more damage control than anything else. 🙂 Thanks again and God bless!
    Brian

    1. Norman says:

      Hello Brain glad that I could help and yes plants are so amazing. Hope one day soon you will be able to add a plant or two. All the .best to you and have a good day.

  7. Jim Cochrane says:

    Hey Norman,
    My mother had a green thumb and her plants were beautiful. Growing up, we took for granted the effects that plants have on our lives. When I was at college, a friend of mine was graduating and asked if I wanted her plants. I took them and it seemed to make me much calmer and it became easier to deal with the stress of college (tests, assignments, etc.) So I am a believer in the benefits of plants as you specified in your post.

    Great job on the post and thanks for sharing.
    Jim

    1. Norman says:

      Hello Jim it is so good to meet you and plants are so amazing, we get so much benefits from them. Glad that I could help, all the best to you and have a good day.

  8. Jun says:

    You are absolutely right. The plants have so much to give us. Our ecosystem depends on them and yet people are still destroying them. I found very happy to see your blog have so much great information about the fruit and veggies. Gonna share it to all my friend that don’t like to eat veggies!

    1. Norman says:

      Hello Jun so great to meet you, vegetables and fruits can really pack a punch and do so much good for our bodies. Veggies and fruits along with herbs will keep us in tip top shape. And yes I stand in agreement with you as you show your friends the benefits of veggies. All the best to you my friend and have a good day and please do let me know how it goes.

  9. Eddie S Warner says:

    I like your site! I am a gardener myself. I specifically enjoyed your garden fruits herbs and vegetable page! It’s always nice to meet another gardener! I like the nutritional fact about pineapples page too because that is my all-time favorite fruit! Oh yeah, on the green thumb thing, I think Lawn Doctor is the only one that gets away with it. People don’t think it’s weird, but the girls like to pull up along side of you and give you a thumbs up lol

    Take Care!

    1. Norman says:

      Hello Eddie and thanks a lot for those kind words. In my opinion we have the best job in the world because we get to work with nature and the thing about the girls puts the icing on the cake and makes it even more exciting lol. All the best to you and have a good day.

  10. Barbara says:

    I wish it was spring/summer again! I love to work out in my yard and get very depressed when fall/winter comes.
    Next Spring I will certainly be coming back to this site for all of your wonderful information.
    I put in a new yard last summer (all by myself), with a small rototiller, that only went down about 3 inches, but I got is done, and now without being vain I can honestly say I have the nicest yard in this little community I live in.
    Thank you for all your great tips, especially the page about sand, as I could have benefitted from reading that when I put in my lawn.

    1. Norman says:

      Hello my dare friend it is so good to see you again, glad that I could help. All the best to you and have a god day.

  11. Derek Marshall says:

    Hi there,

    Excellent article, plants, as well as fruits, are very important for our health one of the reasons for this is the naturally occurring compounds found in them, which of course gave rise to systems of medicine that are thousands of years old (Ayurvedic and Traditional Chinese medicine).

    Rather importantly they are full of natural organic vitamins and nutrients!

    1. Norman says:

      My friend thanks again for you support, you seem to know a lot about plants and their nutrient content and what they can do. Thanks again for sharing, have a wonderful day.

  12. Cris Santos says:

    Hi Norman,
    You share a nice information about plant and its benefits that can give. I really like to have a nice garden not only in front of the house but in the backyard too. Of course with lots of plants around it. I have a question about the plant that I put inside the house, I have been buying a new plant and put inside the house for several times already. It was intended to be placed inside the house. But each time I bought new one it dies after few weeks. I did everything the instruction said but it wouldn’t last. What can you say about it? Thank You.

    1. Norman says:

      Hello Cris it is so good to meet you, when it comes to indoor plants the rules are different. First of all plants has to be trained to survive on the inside , any plant that comes directly out of the sun and get place inside will go in to shock. That’s why you have shade house’s at your plant nursery. And then you have plants that are grown directly in full sun, the plants that are growing in full sun is for the outdoors but the plants that are care for in the shade house is for the inside.

      Also knowing a plants requirements will determine the over all health of that plant such as water, lighting, fertilizer, knowing what insects attacks that plant and how to treat this problem. So there are some things that you should know. Here is some general information from one of my page, maybe this can help and please stay tune because I will be address this topic more indept in one of my next post. http://gardenofedengardencenter.com/interior-plant-scape? all the best to you and have a good day until we meet again.

  13. Derek Marshall says:

    Hi there,

    One of the greatest health benefits comes from plants and indeed fruits is that they provide our bodies with minerals and vitamins also in their natural organic state allowing them to form an ionic bond with the body due to the the carbon molecule contained within them.

    Non organic minerals and synthetic vitamins cannot form that important ionic bond with the body. Plants and fruits are the best way to get our nutrients!

    1. Norman says:

      My friend Derek , how are you , I hope all is well. It is a pleasure hearing from you and learning from you. All the best to you and have a good day.

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