NASA scientist say that you need plants in your bedroom to beat certain ailments like colds, insomnia, and difficulties in breathing. We can reap plenty of health benefits of plants by bringing them indoors. While experts have long preached the benefits of house plants, scientists are now saying that popping some greenery on your bedside table can boost your sleep and health.
1. Areca Palm: Research suggests that the Madagascan areca palm is efficient in ‘mopping’ up pollutants which can be great for people who are prone to falling ill with colds or sinus problems.
2. Aloe vera – Because of its small size, it can be easy to keep aloe vera in the house. It is aesthetically pleasing and is deemed as one of the best plants for air purification by NASA. It releases oxygen nonstop, making it an ideal bedroom plant decoration. It also negates the air effects of benzene (which is found in plastics and detergents) and formaldehyde (found in varnishes and floor finishes) for that extra purity that your bedroom air needs.
3. English Ivy: More commonly associated with Christmas, the ivy that grows up your house is actually perfect for your bedroom.
Indeed, researchers at the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology found that English ivy in particular removes 78 per cent of airborne mould in just 12 hours.
4. Boston Fern: Particularly good at removing formaldehyde, the Boston Fern is ranked in Nasa’s top ten air-purifying plants. Chinese Evergreen This houseplant is very hardy and can survive even in dark rooms. The Chinese Evergreen grows to remove more toxins as time progresses.
5. Dwarf date palm: Aside from being virtually indestructible, dwarf date palms are exemplary at removing indoor air pollutants, especially xylene.
6. Spider Plant: This fast-growing houseplant is great for people who suffer with dust allergies and has been known to remove 90% of toxins from the air in a room in as little as two days.
7. Weeping fig: This houseplant is the best at beating pollutants that are emitted from carpeting and furniture such as formaldehyde, benzene and trichloroethylene.