3. Improve Your Indoor Air by Adding Plants
You also might want to consider investing in an air purifier to remove allergens and other irritants from the air in your home in addition to indoor plants. Plants not only bring life to any living space, many can help remove toxins as well, like these.
Peace Lily. This beautiful flower is a wonderful low-maintenance plant that does well in shade and cooler temperatures, in addition to reducing the levels of a number of toxins in the air.
Devil’s Ivy. This plant is a bit oddly named, as it’s more of an angel than a devil, due to its ability to make the air in your home more breathable, including battling a number of different toxic substances that you could be breathing in your indoor air.
English Ivy. English ivy is a species of flowering plant that’s been proven to reduce airborne mold by 94% – a significant benefit for those who suffer from allergies or lung irritation.
Bamboo Palm. This plant is an excellent formaldehyde remover, something that’s found in many carpets.
Snake Plant. The snake plant is not only good for those who have trouble keeping plants alive as it’s nearly impossible to kill, it’s been proven to be extremely effective in treating headaches, eye irritation, and respiratory problems, in addition to boosting energy levels during the day.
Spider plant. Spider plants are also great for people who have a difficult time with plants as they’re among the easiest to grow. They’re also known to remove hazardous compounds like xylene and formaldehyde.
Eucalyptus. Australian Aborigines have long used the leaves of the eucalyptus tree to create infusions that when inhaled, help to ease congestion, colds and fever, thanks to a compound known as cineole. The leaves of the eucalyptus plant are filled with compounds that can raise healthy fluids in the body’s air passages, and breathing in the scent of a eucalyptus plant can help to ease congestion problems and even ward off a cold.