Just like every year, this winter is also bringing smog to you. During winter the smoke and fog present in the air make a smog-like mist. Smog contains nitrogen oxides, sulphur oxides and smoke. Smog causes difficulty in breathing, which later lead to many major diseases including lung infections.
With the onset of winter, smog spreads over many cities of the country, but the Delhi-NCR region gets most affected. Doctors recommend the use of N-95 masks to avoid this. Air purifiers can also be installed at home. Some other methods can be effective to prevent the adverse effect of this. Among all these methods indoor plants are one of the most effective ways. These plants are small and will supply an ample amount of oxygen in your house.
According to NASA, through these 6 plants, you can keep the air of your house clean.
Money plant is the most common plant planted in the house. It is also known as Golden Pothos. The most important thing about a money plant is that it releases oxygen even during the night.Apart from this, the money plant also grows very easily. It grows just by putting any part of the plant in pot or jar of water. You can plant this anywhere from garden to bedroom.
The leaves of the Peace Lily are thick, green and large. It is a kind of natural air purifier. This plant eliminates benzene, trichloroethane, formaldehyde from inside the house. Electronic air purifiers also do the same.
The snake plant acts as a natural air purifier. This plant eliminates particles such as xylene, benzene and toluene from the air. It also releases oxygen during the night just like a money plant. This plant does not require much care after planting. You can grow it easily in a small pot or home lawn.
Many plants remove formaldehyde from the air. According to NASA, the Areca Palm plant is one of the 10 plants that remove the highest amount of formaldehyde from the air. The plant also removes carbon monoxide, benzene, xylene and trichloroethylene. The weather becomes dry in winter, so people use humidifiers in homes. This plant also humidifies the room which gives you great comfort. Scientists say that it gives one litre of water within 24 hours.
The rubber plant is also very common among people. We can easily plant it in the garden of homes. It removes carbon dioxide and bio effluent in the air. But if you have pets in your house, then you must not plant it, because it is also poisonous for some animals.
If we talk about the most popular plant among the people, it is Aloe Vera. The gel emanating from its leaves is very beneficial for our skin. Aloe Vera also acts as an air purifier. It also removes benzene and formaldehyde from the air. It also releases oxygen during night.