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Plants that protect your home from infections and deadly pollutants

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Air-Purifying Plants in the house can kill the virus and purify the air by up to 95% withing 24 hours.

The essential oils of some plants have phytoncides in them, which have an antiseptic effect and kill virus.

According to experts, some plants have the ability to protect the house from viruses and bacterial infections.

And Eucalyptus is one of them.

The oil extracted from the eucalyptus tree is used as an antibiotic, perfume, cosmetic ingredient, flavoring, dental treatments, and industrial solvent.

For thousands of years, Chinese, Indian Ayurvedic, Greek, and other European systems of medicine have used it to treat a variety of diseases.

Surprisingly, by the end of the nineteenth century, most hospitals in England were using eucalyptus oil to clean urinary catheters. Modern research is now beginning to support this technique.

In February 2016, Serbian researchers discovered evidence that eucalyptus has antibacterial properties.

According to a clean air study conducted by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), certain plants are capable of filtering pollutants such as Benzene, Trichloroethylene, Formaldehyde, Ammonia, Toluene, Carbon Monoxide, and Styrene.

Rubber trees (also known as rubber plants) create a lot of oxygen, whether they are burgundy or ordinary green—more than any other plant, in fact! The rubber tree successfully eliminates mold spores and germs from the air, in addition to creating oxygen and reducing air pollutants (by up to 60 percent ). Combating mold and bacteria is part of the plant’s defense strategy for protecting its soil.

It filters formaldehyde and other toxins.

Chinese evergreens are believed to promote productivity, focus, and memory while also lowering stress and improving mood. Chinese evergreens filter toxins including benzene, formaldehyde, carbon, monoxide, and trichloroethylene.

According to NASA’s research, spider plants can remove 95 percent of toxins from the air in 24 hours. They can filter toxins such as Carbon monoxide, benzene, styrene, formaldehyde, xylene and toluene.

Snake plants are easy to grow and happy in all kinds of lighting situations. They are able to filter benzene, formaldehyde, trichloroethylene, and xylene.

Leafy vine is also known as Devil’s Ivy kills toluene, formaldehyde, xylene, trichloroethylene and benzene.

Weeping figs filter toxins including benzene, formaldehyde, trichloroethylene.

Peace lilies remove toxins including benzene, trichloroethylene, formaldehyde from the air.

Bamboo palms can filter toxins including ammonia, formaldehyde, xylene and toluene.

Bamboo palms cleanse your home from benzene and trichloroethylene, says study.

Areca palms not only clean the air, it also releases moisture and acts as a natural humidifier and filter deadly formaldehyde, toluene and xylene.

Boston ferns filter toxins including xylene, formaldehyde, toluene and benzene.

Kimberly queen ferns remove toxins such as formaldehyde and xylene.

Aloe Vera: This remarkably adaptable plant is equally effective at cleansing the air as it is at treating burns and scrapes. It removes toxins such as benzene, formaldehyde and carbon monoxide.

Philodendrons filter toxins including formaldehyde.

The Flamingo Lily filters toxins including ammonia, toluene, formaldehyde.

In addition to purifying the air, a Dracaena will also apparently improve attention span and boost memory—making it perfect for your home office.

Dracaenas filter formaldehyde, xylene, trichloroethylene, benzene.

English ivy filters toxins like formaldehyde, xylene, toluene, benzene.

Lady palms filter toxins such as formaldehyde, xylene, ammonia, carbon dioxide

Janet Craig filters benzene and trichloroethylene type toxins from home.

Barberton daisies removes benzene, formaldehyde and trichloroethylene like toxins from your home.

Chrysanthemums (also known as mums) keeps benzene from entering your home.

As a bonus, miniature citrus trees such as lemon, orange, tangerine, Myrtle and juniper also have a lot of essential oils that have an antiseptic effect. These oils evaporate and make the air in your home almost clean.

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