Despite decorating our living space, indoor plants purify the air from toxins and mold and improve our health.
According to Lifestyle Home Garden:
“Indoor plants absorb Carbon Dioxide and keep Oxygen flowing, they purify the air by removing toxins, help to deter illness, ease tension and lower stress, create a relaxed and happy ambiance whilst helping you to ultimately work better through improved concentration, heightened attention, enhanced creativity, increased productivity and enriched overall well-being. The air purifying and filtering properties of indoor plants ultimately foster a healthier and happier working and living environment.”
The inhalation of toxins elevates the risk of diseases, so you will prevent health issues by having at least one of these air-purifying plants below:
According to experts, it is one of the most powerful air cleansers. It absorbs carbon monoxide, formaldehyde, and CO2 while releasing oxygen.
It is one of the best ways to eliminate trichloroethylene and benzene from the air.
Within 6 hours after you have placed this plant in the room, it will remove up to 58% of the waste particles and 60% of the toxins the air.
The snake plant needs a bit of sunlight to perform photosynthesis and releases oxygen during the entire night.
This plant does not need to be placed in a sunny area in the home, but wherever you put it, it will purify the air and get rid of toxins.
It fights bacteria and bad odor helps sleep and relaxes the nervous system.
Keep it in a bright room but away from direct sunlight, and it will eliminate formaldehyde, xylene, and trichloroethylene from the air.
It can clean up to 200 m2 of space. It needs a bit of light in order to perform photosynthesis, and remove carbon monoxide, styrene, gasoline, and other toxins from the air.
It is a low-maintenance plant that cleanses the air and removes formaldehyde.
Peace lilies eliminate air-borne toxins and chemicals like trichloroethylene and formaldehyde and create a relaxing atmosphere in the room.
According to NASA recommends we should have at least 17 plants in an area of 500 m2 and do not forget to keep one of them in the bedroom, to improve your sleep quality and fight insomnia.
The following plants are also beneficial to have at home: begonia, Gerber, the tree of life, azalea, and chrysanthemum.
Lifestyle Home Garden adds:
“The importance of a healthy working and living environment is so significant, even NASA conducted a study on clean air and how common indoor plants can help achieve this.
The benefits of indoor plants and their ability to filter harmful toxins and pollutants from the air within our most occupied indoor spaces makes the air more breathable for us and ultimately assists in transforming a room into a living space.
It may seem far-fetched that greenery can have such an advantageous effect on such a simple yet important thing such as our daily lives, but the results and smiles speak for themselves.
Witness the joy a living treelike a huge Bamboo Palm brings to colleges walking into a reception area that it inhabits, or the peaceful sleep a Snake Plant, Peace Lily or Spider Plant in a bedroom can help foster. The benefits of indoor plants are of paramount importance for indoor environment quality.”