15 Houseplants That Are Good for Your Health

House plants are very decorative items, but they reveal many other benefits aside their remarkable appearance. Namely, they can absorb many toxins that are present in our homes. According to a conducted research by NASA Clean Air the air in every home in average contains the following harmful toxins: formaldehyde, carbon monoxide, trichloroethylene, and ammonium.

Houseplants can absorb up to 90% of these chemicals as per the findings of experts. They are natural air-purifiers and because of that they have been present in our homes since ancient times. Nowadays our homes are greatly impacted by various toxins, so the need of having a house plant is higher than ever before.

Follow reading and find out which houseplants are beneficial for your health and overall well-being.

15 Best Pants for Your Health

1. Azalea

They are really flowery plants making the home more appealing, but they are also very helpful in cleaning of the indoor air. In order to keep them for a longer period of time, make certain to keep them misted as they thrive the best in a humid environment.

2. Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera is well-known for its amazing skin healing properties. Therefore, it is the ideal plant for treating burns, sunburn, psoriasis, frostbite, then for smoothing and moisturizing irritated skin and it can be used even in the treatment of cold sores.

3. Boston Fern

It is easily kept plant as it does not require direct sunlight, only moist soil. Boston Fern is proven to be great absorber of formaldehyde and other unwanted toxins.

4. Bromeliads

This plant loves the sunlight, and because of that keep it in a bright and sunny spot. Its presence in your home will absorb poisonous chemicals such as benzene, up to 90%.

5. Gerbera

The Lung Institute has proven that this flower is very helpful for people who struggle with insomnia and sleep apnea due to its ability to produce oxygen in the air. As per NASA, it is the best plant for the elimination of benzene from the indoor air and the best one for producing oxygen at night.

6. Golden Pothos

This plant is the best plant for you if you are beginner in keeping plants as it is a great survivor. It will be helpful for eliminating chemicals such as trichloromethyl commonly found in glue, paint, and detergent.

7. English Ivy

This houseplant is very beneficial for people suffering from asthma as it purifies up to 90% of airborne mold that can trigger allergies. It will help people with asthma to breathe better at night and also offer restful sleep.

Note: English Ivy is poisonous; therefore keep it away from pets or small children.

8. Jasmine

Jasmine is well-known for its scent and ability to alleviate anxiety, and mood swings. It is highly beneficial for the mental health and for a better sleeping pattern. Plus, it boosts immunity and libido.

9. Lavender

Most of us like the scent of lavender and for the right reasons since it has the ability to alleviate stress and insomnia, and as well as soothe anxiety, restlessness, nervousness, and depression.

10. Peace Lily

The white flowers that are produced during summer are exquisite making our home more beautiful than ever. But, its presence will also effectively remove air pollutants, including ammonia, trichloroethylene, and formaldehyde thus naturally purifying the air we breathe in our homes.

Bear in mind that this plant produces pollen and it is known for its floral scent, therefore people with pollen-related allergies should be careful by keeping it at home.

11. Philodendron

This plant is a natural purifier removing harmful chemicals form the air like formaldehyde and xylene. Moreover, it does not require any special treatment and can survive in low-light areas. Note that it might be dangerous if eaten, especially for your pets and small children.

12. Rosemary

Many people use rosemary in cooking but aside its flavor it offers many health benefits. It enhances concentration and memory, relieves ease muscle pain and boosts the circulatory and immune systems.

13. Rubber Plant

Thanks to its huge leaves, all the harmful particles in the air are being absorbed. It can grow really big, but it does not require any special maintenance, only you need from time to time to clean the leaves from the build-up dust.

14. Spider Plant

This plant is the ideal for people who are beginners in keeping houseplants since it does not require plenty of care. On the other hand, it is ideally efficient in the removal of formaldehyde, carbon monoxide, and other toxic air impurities that mostly come from synthetic fabrics, napkins, waxed paper, paper bags, and plywood paneling.

15. Snake Plant

This plant is believed to be one of the easiest plants to take care of as it does not need direct sunlight. It is well-recognized for its ability to clean the air from all sorts of toxins such as formaldehyde, trichloroethylene, toluene, benzene, and xylene. Snake plant is the ideal plant for your bedroom.

Many experts state that in order to have optimal air quality one should keep more than one plant. Hence, chose some of them form the above list, and if you know others that are natural air-purifiers please write us about them.

Sources:

netdoctor.co.uk

rhs.org.uk

brightside.me