10 House Plants That Actually Detoxify and Freshen Up the Air In Your Home

Posted by on March 6, 2017 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 0 Comments

By  Victor Marchione | Lifehack

With the amount of pollution witnessed through release of harmful pollutants from automobiles, factories, etc., some people are wanting to spend most of their free time indoors. Unfortunately, this is not helping them much as the indoor air quality, these days, is also compromised with volatile organic compounds (VOC’s). However, houseplants are widely used not just to improve home decor but also the air quality inside, giving a good boost to your overall health and morale.

Houseplants as more than functional decorations

The presence of something “green” elicits happy emotions and makes the atmosphere relaxing and peaceful, whether you are in your home or strolling in a garden. What’s more significant of the unmatched advantages of keeping houseplants in your home is their ability to ward off a number of negative effects on your body through pests, harmful toxins, poor indoor air, chemicals, etc.


Related Article: Healthy Work-Life Balance: The Antidote to Toxic Office Space

 

Houseplants for a fresh breath of air at home

1.Lady Palm: Best houseplant (requiring less maintenance) to resist pests at home.

2. Aloe: This sun-loving houseplant will help clear common VOC’s like formaldehyde and benzene.

3. Areca Palm: An adorable option to decorate your home, however, also highly effective to get rid of airborne toxins.

4. Spider Plant: A great air purifier that fights off VOC’s, carbon monoxide, and xylene, which incorporates chemically-related hydrocarbons used by leather, rubber, and printing firms. It’s also safe for pets at home.

5. Rubber Plant: It specifically removes the presence of formaldehyde from indoor air.

6. Golden Pothos: Consider it also as a phenomenal option to plant outdoors, maybe your garage, because it can battle formaldehyde which is a major content of car exhaust.

7. Janet Craig: As cool as it sounds, this houseplant will help ease off your indoor air by eliminating trichloroethylene. It is another low maintenance option with attractive features.

8. Chrysanthemum: If you’re a frequent user of glue, paint, plastic, or detergent at home, this indoor plant should be a colorful option for you because it filters out benzene.

9. Ficus Alii: A natural resistant to pests while providing general air purification at home.

10. Peace Lily: It eliminates alcohol, acetone, trichloroethylene, benzene, and formaldehyde from indoor air, and evokes a romantic feeling in your room.

Related Article: The Consciousness of Plants: How They Teach & Heal Us

What the researches and studies are concluding about houseplants

Several studies have reported the benefits of houseplants for human beings, and also the environment, such as the 2009 research published by the American Society of Horticultural Science in Science Daily which proves the effectiveness of houseplants in reducing indoor ozone (main component of air pollution) concentrations.

READ THE REST OF THIS ARTICLE…

Tags: , , ,

Subscribe

If you enjoyed this article, subscribe now to receive more just like it.

Subscribe via RSS FeedConnect on YouTube

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

FAIR USE NOTICE. Many of the stories on this site contain copyrighted material whose use has not been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. We are making this material available in an effort to advance the understanding of environmental issues, human rights, economic and political democracy, and issues of social justice. We believe this constitutes a 'fair use' of the copyrighted material as provided for in Section 107 of the US Copyright Law which contains a list of the various purposes for which the reproduction of a particular work may be considered fair, such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. If you wish to use such copyrighted material for purposes of your own that go beyond 'fair use'...you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.

The information on this site is provided for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended as a substitute for professional advice of any kind. Conscious Life News assumes no responsibility for the use or misuse of this material. Your use of this website indicates your agreement to these terms.

Paid advertising on Conscious Life News may not represent the views and opinions of this website and its contributors. No endorsement of products and services advertised is either expressed or implied.
Top

Send this to friend