While the health benefits of plant-based diets are well documented, did you know plants can also help improve your health just by being in your home?
It’s true – a 1989 NASA experiment found that certain indoor plants can improve the air quality in a home by absorbing chemicals like benzene and formaldehyde from the air. The research found that a number of different houseplants could act as natural air filters.
dditionally, a study has shown that being in an environment with plants can help reduce stress and improve blood pressure and heart rate, reports Time.
Here’s a list of 10 great indoor plants to improve the air quality in your house or apartment.
1. Golden Pothos
2. English Ivy
3. Boston Fern
4. Peace Lily
5. Aloe Vera
This plant ranked number one in NASA’s tests for removing formadehyde. Also called a corn plant, mass cane is a popular plant for sprucing up an office or home. It’s a slow-growing, low maintenance option for those who want to have a plant that both looks nice in their home, and make the air cleaner at the same time.