They do more than make the house look good – they improve your health too! These 12 houseplants purify the air you breathe so that your lungs stay clean and your body clear of airborne contaminants.
Back in the 80’s, NASA and the Associated Landscape Contractors of America studied the ability of houseplants to clean air (in order to figure out how to keep air clean on moon bases in the future). Out of fifty houseplants, they found a majority of them helped filter out common volatile organic compounds (VOCs).
Here are 12 houseplants that could stand to make their way in your home for some real air-purifying effects.
Spider plants are one of the easiest plants to grow, but remove some of the hardest chemicals. Among the 50 plants tested by NASA, spider plants were the among some of the best for helping remove formaldehyde and benzene from the air. When placed in a sealed Plexiglas chamber for 24 hours, spider plants removed over 95% of the toxin. These plants grow quickly and hassle-free, so get one in your house STAT (especially if you use household cleaners that contain these chemicals).
They’re called a “peace” lily for a reason. These helpful plants suction up the VOC benzene, a carcinogen found in paints, polishes and furniture wax. It also helps get rid of trichloroethylene (which can come from dry-cleaning) and acetone, which is emitted from electronics, nail polish-removers, some household cleaners and adhesives.
These plants are great for helping improve air quality – they help convert carbon dioxide into oxygen at night (which will help improve your sleep) and also filter formaldehyde, trichloroethylene, xylene, toluene, and benzene from the air.
This natural air freshener rejuvenates the air and helps remove a variety of VOCs. It is a low upkeep house plant that look beautiful both indoors and out. This plant is poisonous, however, so make sure it is out of reach of pets and children!
These plants are inundated by birds when they produce fruit, and are a major help when it comes to cleaning the air. They’ve been found to be efficient at removing formaldehyde, xylene and ammonia (found in toilet cleaners, glass cleaners, floor polishing waxes and more).
This air freshening plant from India eliminates carbon monoxide, formaldehyde, trichloroethylene and more. Its leaves are broad, deep green and shiny, and provide a beautiful aesthetic appearance to any home!
Bamboo palms transpire and add healthy moisture into a room, so they make a great addition to the dry winter months. They are efficient at removing formaldehyde found in new carpet and cleaning products, as well as benzene, carbon monoxide, xylene, chloroform (fabric softeners) and more!
You might be resting while you sleep, but this plant sure doesn’t. Aloe vera is more than just a wound-healer and sunburn reliever, it helps to clear formaldehyde and benzene, which are often byproducts of paints, cleaners, perfumes, personal beauty products and more. It releases oxygen and absorbs carbon dioxide at night, so does most of its work while we’re in dream-land.
This gorgeous flower does more than just look pretty. It releases oxygen during the day, and continues doing so at night, helping you to breathe and sleep better. This makes them great for individuals suffering from breathing disorders or sleep apnea. They are also useful for getting rid of trichloroethylene (which can enter your home if you’ve ever had dry-cleaning done) and benzene that comes from inks.
In the NASA study, the Golden Pothos was among one of the best performers in terms of toxin removal. It helped remove over 73% of benzene and 9.2% of tichloroethylene in the sealed chamber experiment. This plant was even featured in a TED talk by Karmal Meattle as one of the three best plants for cleaning the air.
Keep a few of these stunningly colourful flowers in the house to contribute to a healthier environment. They help filter out benzene, formaldehyde, trichloroethylene, xylene andammonia, all chemicals commonly found in household cleaning products, wall paint, and beauty products.
This beautiful plant helps reduce airborne particles of something a little less beautiful – fecal matter. It also helps filter out formaldehyde in household cleaning products.
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If you are among the countless number of people around the world who have troubles sleeping at night, wake you during sleep, and wake up more tired that they were when they went to sleep, this article is just for you. If all of the above-mentioned issues cause your headache, it means that you’re suffering from a sleep disorder, including insomnia, nightmares or sleep apnea.
However, this doesn’t mean that you should immediately reach for sleeping pills. Instead, you should know that the main culprit of all sleeping disorders is interrupted breathing. When the breathing is interrupted, you cannot relax and the sleep is interrupted, too. This is especially a case of sleep apnea. If left untreated, sleep apnea can be detrimental to the health.
There are two types of this kind of sleep disorder, such as obstructive sleep apnea and central sleep apnea. The OSA is a more common type and the main culprit is blockage of the breathing pathway. On the other hand, the CSA occurs when your brain is failing to send signals to your muscles to breathe which is caused by the problems with the respiratory control center. People over 40, who are overweight, with large tonsils, tongue or small jaw bone, suffer from reflux of the gastroesophageal, are more prone to this sleep disorder.
Luckily, there are various natural remedies, which will help you with this condition. One of the best methods, which won’t only help with sleep apnea, but also fight insomnia and improve the sleep quality, is keeping plants in the bedroom. However, not every plant deserves a place in your bedroom. Hence, these are the best plants you should keep in your bedroom.
This plant is packed with relaxing properties, which are effective for relieving stress and anxiety. Moreover, these properties will provide relaxing atmosphere suitable for a good night’s sleep and will lower the heart rate.
Did you know that there are plants which produce oxygen at night? The snake plant is one of them. In fact, it produces high amounts of oxygen during the day and night. This will provide enough oxygen for better breathing and relax the atmosphere so you can sleep better.
This plant is known for its absorbing powers and it will absorb all toxins in the air. Moreover, it will absorb the airborne mold and replace it with oxygen. What’s so great about this plant is that you can grow it in your home.
This is another great plant for promoting sleep and eliminating insomnia. Aloe Vera produces oxygen during night, so it will be easier for you to breath and relax, thus fall asleep faster.
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