A study by NASA found that certain plants inside the home help to neutralise the chemicals that are found in furniture, household cleaning products, and paint. Of course, all plants also increase oxygen levels in your house.
Here are three of the best air-cleansing plants for your home:
Snake plants (Sansevieria trifasciata or mother in laws tongue)
This plant gives out oxygen at night and combats chemicals like xylene, toluene and benzene (found in detergents) in the air.
Aside from the gel inside an Aloe Vera plant being great for treating burns, this clever little plant fights benzene and formaldehyde (the chemical in varnishes).
These orchids are absolutely beautiful but they also give off oxygen at night, cleaning the air and helping you breathe better!