The indoor air we breathe is unfortunately polluted so it can endanger our health in numerous ways. It is in fact 5 times more polluted than the air outside, and it can often be the root cause of our allergies, asthma, headaches, hormonal imbalances, and more, and scientists have found that it can stress the body and cause brain damage.
However, the good news is that we can improve its quality in a very simple way- by keeping some air-filtering plants at home. Plants are excellent air detoxifiers, as they can eliminate dangerous particles and toxic chemicals such as carbon monoxide, formaldehyde, benzene, and more.
NASA studies have confirmed these cleansing properties of plants, and it has even compiled a list of the best air-purifying plants we can grow at home. They even recommend keeping 15 plants for a 2,000 square-foot home.
Snake or Mother-in-law’s Tongue, also known as “the bedroom plant” is one of the best ways to treat your asthma issues, relieve insomnia, and fight off pet allergies.
This plant releases oxygen at night, and at the same time, it removes formaldehyde, benzene, trichloroethylene, xylene, toluene from the air.
It is an attractive decorative plant that will enrich your home, but at the same time, it will work very hard to preserve your health. It will sort out the humidity in your home, so it is also highly beneficial for your skin, eyes, and airway.
What’s more, it is incredibly strong and easy to care for, being a desert plant. There are about 70 different species of this beneficial plant, and they are all characterized by the grey-green color with stripes, spots, and yellow edges.
Also, even though you won’t probably see the flowers often, but if you are lucky enough, they will appear and reward your patience with a lovely sweet fragrance.
Therefore, decorate your bedroom with this plant and you will easily solve your problems. Additionally, the Areca Palm and the Gerbera Daisy are also among the best choices you can make.
The Areca Palm effectively eliminates CO2 and converts it into oxygen, treating allergies and improving your sleep quality. Gerbera daisy has powerful air filtering abilities as well, and it is especially effective in the elimination of benzene and trichloroethylene from the air.