Air Purifying Plants

Did you know that the typical American is exposed to 82,000 chemicals in their lifetime?  When the body cannot safely eliminate these toxins from your body it stores them in fat.  Common sources of environmental toxins are household and office cleaners, building materials, new construction, and cosmetics.  Thankfully nature has an answer!  These plants readily absorb and filter out harmful toxins so you and your family can breathe easier.
Here are some of the best indoor plants for the job:
1. Areca Palm
 
Scientific Name:  Chrysalidocarpus Lutescens
Removes:  * All tested indoor air toxins.
Benefits:
* Very popular and easy to care for plant.
* Leaves have a gracious flow that will soften the energy of any home or office space.
2. Lady Palm
Scientific Name: Rhapis Excelsa
Removes: * Most indoor pollutants.
Benefits:
* One of the best plants to improve the indoor air quality.
* Very popular and easy to care for.
3. Bamboo Palm
Scientific Name: Chamaedorea Seifrizii
Removes:
* Benzene.
* Trichloroethylene.
* Formaldehyde.
Benefits:
* Adds a peaceful, tropical feeling to any environment.
* Most resistant to insect infestation.
4. Rubber Plant
Scientific Name: Ficus Robusta
Removes:
* Most pollutants, especially formaldehyde.
Benefits:
* Will survive in dim light and tolerate cool temperatures.
* Excellent ability to remove toxins from any indoor environment.
5. Dracaena Janet Craig
Scientific Name: Dracaena Deremensis Janet Craig
Removes:
* Most pollutants, especially trichloroethylene.
Benefits:
* Attractive plant, easy to grow in very little light.
* Best in Dracaenas family for removing home or office chemical toxins.
6. English Ivy
Scientific Name: Hedera Helix
Removes:
* Most pollutants, especially formaldehyde.
Benefits:
* Another hardy, very popular plant, often used in public spaces.
* Easy to grow, very adaptable, except for high temperatures.
7. Dwarf Date Palm
 
Scientific Name: Phoenix Roebelenii
Removes:
* Most pollutants, especially xylene.
Benefits:
* A slow grower that can reach a height of about 5 to 6 feet.
* Can tolerate low levels of light.
 
8. Ficus Alii
 
Scientific Name: Ficus maclellandii
Removes:
* Most pollutants, especially formaldehyde.
Benefits:
* Easier to care for than the Ficus Benjamina, can loose some leaves while adjusting to a new space.
* There are 3 types of Ficus Alii: the standard tree, the bush and the braids (several entwined trunks.)

About Dr. Marina Zaré

I am a Chiropractic Wellness Consultant in NW Portland, OR, in the heart of the Pearl district in Portland. I focus on prevention and am extremely passionate about taking care of the young before damage occurs. I utilize numerous technologies in the field of Chiropractic such as Thermography, Electromyography, Heart Rate Variability, B.E.S.T. KST which enable me to help people with chronic pain, learning disorders, ADHD, allergies, injuries, depression, anxiety and other ailments that are caused by having vertebral subluxation
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