Bring These Plants Home To Get Rid Of Irritants

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Sometimes our homes turn to concoction of waste material. Some of this muck is hard to get rid of- toxic chemicals for instance. One such chemical is formaldehyde, a stubborn compound occupying corners of our homes stealthily. Formaldehyde is responsible for ailments like allergies, asthma and several cancers. Source of formaldehyde include paints, varnishes, stain repellent finishes, gas stoves and carpet glue.

Following is a list of few plants which annihilate many irritants to allow us to breathe an immaculate air.


1. Bamboo Palm (Chamaedorea seifritzii)

A super plant, capable of eliminating numerous chemicals, including formaldehyde, benzene and trichloroethylene. Bamboo palm is capable of growing as tall as approximately 12 feet; besides, they are pet friendly as well.


2. Snake Plant (Sanseviera trifasciata)

Also known as mother-in-law’s tongue, because of the special treatment it demands, snake plant remains one of the hardest houseplants to kill. The special treatment for this plant is its water demand in every 2-3 hours. Snake plant can remove pollutants like benzene, xylene, trichloroethylene, and formaldehyde.


3. Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum)

Maintenance of this plant is no big deal, for it just needs to be watered once a week. It is advised to grow this plant in dark and dingy environment and to keep the soil humid. Try and avoid excessive watering. Peace lily removes ammonia, benzene, trichloroethylene, and formaldehyde.


4. Garden Mum (Chrysanthemum morifolium)

This one is my personal favorite. Apart from lighting up the place with its exquisite colors, mums filter out benzene, present in glue, plastics, paint and detergent. They also furnish a clean surrounding by removing ammonia, xylene, and formaldehyde.


5. Aloe-Vera (Barbadensis)

The benefits of this little wonder rather inspire awe. Aloe vera leaves contain a gel rich in vitamins and enzymes with anti bacterial, anti-inflammatory and wound healing properties. This gel also adds a glow to the skin and effectively heals cuts and burns. It filters formaldehyde and benzene quite effectively.


So let us buy some of these plants to keep our family and friends in the best of health, and save them from inhaling toxic chemicals.


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