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Using Air Purifying Plants To Relieve Allergies


Can indoor plants really help purify the air quality of your home enough to help with allergies?

This is written for any allergy suffers out there that are suffering just from simply breathing. You know who you are, you are the ones with the red stuffy noses, kleenex in every pocket who just can’t seem to find relief.

I came across an article that claims that there are certain plants that help remove certain allergens in the air caused by furnishings, carpet, pesticides, bacteria, mold, and outdoor pollution that enters. If you have allergies and are willing to try anything to help you breathe a little easier you may just head straight to Lowes to search out these indoor plants. Before I list them I will mention what they can do for you; reduce irritation to eyes, ears, nose, and throat, prevent or ease coughing and congestion, lower your stress and even boost your attention capacity.

The great thing about this list is that not only do these plants help purify the air indoors, they also are reportedly difficult to kill (I’ll be the judge of that).

Here are some great options to help you breathe a little easier around your home or office:

  1. Spider Plant- very hardy, removes formaldehyde and xylene pollutants, loves direct sunlight and reproduces easily, safe for pets

2. Ficus/Weeping Fig- very hardy, removes benzene and formaldehyde and trichloroethylene pollutants, loves direct sunlight, safe for pets

3. Boston Fern- hardy but loves to stay moist, needs shade, removes xylyene and formaldehyde pollutants

4. Snake Plant- water occasionally, prefers drier conditions, tolerates most light levels, removes benzene and formaldehyde and trichloroethylene pollutants.

5. Aloe Vera- easy to care for, wound-healing, antibacterial, and anti-inflammatory properties, removes formaldehyde and trichloroethylene pollutants.

Ready to give it a try? I’m willing to try anything in order to breathe a little easier.

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