Breathe Clean: 7 Best Air Purifying Plants That’ll Clean The Air In Home

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Picture: Internet- Never neglect the most basic thing i.e. the quality of the air we breathe 24/7.

The capital of India, Delhi has been in the news lately, and not for a good reason. Delhi is dealing with hazardous level smog in the atmosphere.

Smog is a type of air pollution caused by tiny particles in the air. This type of air pollution is toxic to human beings and can lead to illnesses. Smog can have a variety of negative effects on your lungs. The air quality of Delhi is rated at ‘Severe’.

Never neglect the most basic thing i.e. the quality of the air we breathe 24/7. We have listed out some common but effective indoor plants that can prevent indoor pollution. These plants are very effective in getting rid of toxins from the air and will help purify the air in your home naturally. Have a look..

First it is important to know its sources & How does it affect your body?

Smog effects
Source:  American Lung Association, State of the air 2008

The term smog was first used by Dr. Henry Antoine des Voeux in his popular paper, “Fog and Smoke,” which he presented at a meeting of the Public Health Congress in July 1905.

Its sources are coal-fired power generation stations, gasoline and diesel-powered vehicles, construction, pesticides, factories, chemical plants, cleaning products, automobile emissions, power plants etc.

Smog is very harmful for health as it is made up of a combination of air pollutants that can risk human health and can harm the environment.

It can cause health problems like asthma, eye irritation, chronic bronchitis, headache, rashes, coughing etc.

Installing indoor plants can prove beneficial in eliminating pollutants from the air. I will inform you about plants that are great for your home at this time as they suck up a lot of carbon and pollutant from the air.

Aloe Vera (Aloe barbadensis)

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Aloe Vera is a succulent plant that has the ability to filter formaldehyde and benzene. It is easy-to-grow and requires a lot of sunlight. Aloe Vera is great to keep at home as it absorbs the carbon dioxide, formaldehyde and carbon monoxide. It is a great plant to improve your indoor air quality.

Money Plant

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This plant has been shown by NASA to remove chemicals and other pollutants from the air. It grows quickly and is highly resistant to insect infections.

Warning: Keep this plant away from children and pets.

The palm family of plants(Arecaceae or Palmae)

The palm family of plants
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Palms are also known to be natural air purifiers. Palms target and remove formaldehyde, benzene and carbon monoxide. They pump a lot of moisture in the air.

English Ivy

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It is particularly effective in removing formaldehyde(commonly found in some household cleaning products and carpeting treatments). It can reduce the amount of airborne fecal matter.

Mother-in-law’s Tongue (Sansevieria Trifasciata) or Snake Plant

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It converts carbon dioxide into oxygen at night and also known as “The Bedroom Plant,” . You can keep this plant in your bedroom at night.

Warning: Keep this plant away from children and pets.

Ficus Elastica

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It’s  effective in purifying the air of formaldehyde. It also eliminates carbon monoxide, trichloroethylene and more.

This plant is dangerous if consumed. Keep this plant away from the reach of children and pets.

Indian Basil/Tulsi

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For Indians tulsi is a holy plant. This plant grows about 1-2 feet long. Tulsi’ is an oxygen-generator which gives competition to the best air purifiers in the world. It also absorbs harmful gases like carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide and sulphur dioxide.

Do not forget to take proper care of these plants.

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