Origin: a Latin derivative
meaning "Gift of the Earth."
Plants have a seemingly endless variety of benefits that extend through many arenas. As science continues to progress, the many applications of plants for human health and wellness is becoming better understood. In fact, plants are truly the backbone for all life on earth; without plants, life would not be possible. Perhaps most importantly, they provide the food and oxygen needed to sustain most living organisms. Additionally, plants are the source of many of the resources used for construction and fuel as well as various textiles, inks, cosmetics, personal care products, adhesives, containers, and decorations, among a long list of other things.