Importance of Root, Stem and Leaf in Human Life - QS Study
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Importance of Root, Stem and Leaf in Human Life

We are dependent on plants in many ways. Plants provide us with food, clothes, house building materials, medicine etc. The stuff that we get from animals is also indirectly contributed by plants.

(a) Uses of roots: The roots of radish, carrot, turnip etc. are used as delicious vegetables Costly medicine is extracted from the roots of satomuli, sarpagandha etc. Roots have specialized parts that develop from the three major types of plant tissue: ground, dermal, and vascular.

(b) Uses of stems: Soft stem of herbs are used as food. We eat ginger, potato, Basella stem (Pawn Data) and arum stem as vegetables and spices. Date and sugarcane stems are used to prepare delicious as well as nutritious drinks. House building materials and furniture are made of wood. We get timber from large stems. The fibre obtained from jute and hemp stems are used in making ropes, sacs, clothes etc. Stem growth can add to the plant’s height, broaden the area covered by the leaves, or even direct growth from a dark area toward one with more light.

(c) Uses of leaves: We have different kinds of leafy vegetables including bottle gourd leaf, basilla, red leaf, spinach, Jute leaf, kalmni leaf in our daily meals. Fibers are obtained from palm, banana and pineapple leaves. Different luxury items are made of these fibres. You must have seen roofs made of Palm leaves. Cigarettes are manufactured from tobacco leaf. Which are injurious for health. Beautiful mats are made of date leaves. Most of you have used fans made of palm leaves. Valuable medicine is also extracted from basak, nisinda, kurchi, thankuni, Marigold leaves.