Many chemicals are wafting about your home; you may not be conscious of it but never undermine how drastic their effects can be. They can affect your daily life and reduce the quality of living by irritating your body system – that includes your mental health! Thankfully, many houseplants can absorb these pollutants; read on for some of our favourites.
A study conducted by NASA reports that formaldehyde, carbon monoxide, trichloroethylene, and ammonia are the most common gases found in the typical home.
These are given off of materials we use, so they are not exactly avoidable. However, we recommend that you buy plants that will naturally work to purify the air in your home.
Rosemary is commonly used to spice food, but only very few people know that the flower is capable of purifying their homes. It is known to ease muscle pain and boost the immune and circulatory systems.
Aloe vera is an all-rounder. It is a common ingredient for beauty hacks, but even better, it can cleanse the atmosphere, and be applied to soothe irritated skin, and treat burns, sunburn, frostbite, and psoriasis.
These are commonly used to filter toxic chemicals like xylene and formaldehyde from the air. They are very resilient plants and so can survive harsh conditions. With little to no care, this plant will still grow beautifully. So if you always have a busy schedule or are new to growing plants, philodendrons are a good option!
Jasmine is widely known for its therapeutic effects. It produces a chemical that can boost your mental health by relieving anxiety, mood swings, and even promote better sleep.
The English ivy can purify the atmosphere of airborne mould, which is known to trigger allergies. This makes the plant a good recommendation for people with asthma; if your primary need is to get better sleep, this plant is for you.
However, keep in mind that English ivy is poisonous if ingested by pets or little children.
Spider plants are some of the most popular houseplants because they efficiently combat formaldehyde, carbon monoxide, and other common toxic air pollutants. Even better, they don't require nitpicky care!
NASA recognizes Gerberas as the best fit for the removal of benzene from the indoor air as well as producing oxygen at night. This makes them highly recommended by health experts for insomniacs and generally, people with sleep problems.
Azaleas are gorgeous. There is something extraordinary about them; they add a distinct appeal of sorts to any room! Did you know that they naturally absorb harmful chemicals?
Azaleas improve indoor air by absorbing chemicals. The key to keeping your azaleas long-lasting is keeping them misted; a humid environment facilitates their growth!
Peace lilies are sweet-smelling and bud to produce beautiful flowers during spring so they are commonly used for home decor, but that is not their only attractive feature. They efficiently cleanse the indoor air of air pollutants like ammonia, formaldehyde, and trichloroethylene.
Snake plants remove trichloroethylene, formaldehyde, toluene, benzene, xylene and many others. This is why they are commonly recommended as natural air purifiers; for optimum cleaning, you'll probably need more than one plant.
There you have it! With this list, you don't need any more persuasion to get your own houseplant. Not only will this add a touch of nature to your home; they will boost your all-round health. What are you waiting for!?