Your body requires oxygen to live and plants are the only thing that can provide that. But because of the widespread pollution in the air of the man-made vehicles, it’s really hard to find some fresh air environment.
Luckily, a study conducted by NASA has found various types of plants that could filter the hazardous toxins in the air and that makes it safe to breathe. And you can grow and can safely put this plants in your home.
NASA recommends that to have 15 to 19 of these plants below for about 500 sq meters area. This only means that 3 to 4 plants are just enough for a 80 sq meters space. Don’t forget to put plants in the area of your house where you always spend time, such as in your bedroom.
The benefits of these plants will make us consider them as necessary need instead of being just a decor at home to make it the ambiance comfy. Here are 6 kinds of plants that will clean your air from toxins and polluted air around your house.
This a well known home remedy. It absorbs carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide and formaldehyde that will surely affect your health. Growing only one aloe in your home can easily attain what 9 biological air purifiers.
2. Ficus (FicusElastica)
This is a low maintenance plant, because this plant does not need a lot of sunlight. It is effective in cleansing the air from formaldehyde. However, make sure to be careful with it, especially if you have pets or kids because ficus can be poisonous if eaten.
3. Ivy (Hedera Helix)
Ivy should be present in any home. This plant can remove 60% of the toxins from the air and up to 58% of feces particles within 6 hours from the moment it is brought in the area.
4. Spider plant (ChlorophytumComosum)
It has the ability to make photosynthesis using minimal light. It absorb the toxins prevent in the air such as carbon monoxide, formaldehyde, styrene and even gasoline. One spider plant can purify air in almost 200 sq meters of space.
5. Snake Plant (SansevieriaTrifasciata “Laurentii)
This is also needs minimal light to live, it also remove toxins and able to produce oxygen and recommended to be put in your bedroom.
6. Peace Lilies (“Mauna Loa” Spathiphyllum)
It is great in removing toxins and chemical in the air. This herb also filters trichloroethylene from air as well as formaldehyde.
Having these plants in your home can certainly make you feel good, knowing that you are breathing safe and clean air.
SOURCE: HEALTHY LIFE ADVISERS