How to purify indoor air? Top 5 plants to the rescue!

We all struggle to improve our life quality. Especially when we have families we take care about, but when it comes to safety, we need to pay attention to our homes first. We never realize how much polluted our home air can be. The reasons are:

– stagnant air and lack of ventilation;

– mold, bacteria and mildew growing into humid environment;

– toxins from home construction materials such as coatings, paints, and ceiling and floor tiles.

The products we use for cleaning the houses paradoxically pollute it with the toxic emanation.

Breathing the polluted environment can cause danger to your health. You can end up experiencing cardiovascular system problems, allergic reaction, inflammation of eyes and throat, respiratory irritations.

But there is a simple way to purify your home air, relying on Mother Nature, and just getting few pot plants from the store. Nasa conducted a clean air study and made a list of air-filtering plants, just use a pot per 100 square feet of home, and it will do its work!

1. Peace Lily

It eliminates benzene and formaldehyde. This tender flower will not take too much time from you as it requires watering just once per week, and does not need frequent fertilizing. Put it somewhere with medium light, and enjoy its white fragile flowers.

2. English Ivy (Hedera Helix)

In Europe this evergreen plant is used to cover the exterior walls to prevent mold growing on it. But you can easily use it at home, enjoying the same effect – mold allergies reduction, protecting your family.

3. Song of India (Dracaena reflexa)

This plant is an effective air purifier as it removes xylene and trichloroethylene. It is not choosy and it can grow both in shadow and sun and requires just moderate amount of water and your love.

4. Florist’s daisy (Chrysanthemum morifolium)

The flowers are highly effective in eliminating home toxins. Pay attention that it works as air purifies only during blooming period so you have to make use of those six weeks.

5. Aloe vera

Easy to grow and lovely to look at! Aloe helps to clear formaldehyde and benzene, enriches air in your home with oxygen, and beside its purifying abilities possesses plenty of beneficial qualities for your health!

These plants can be a smart choice while deciding improving your living conditions. Do not ignore the power of nature and embrace it, as you will only benefit from it.

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