Grow One or More of these Indoors to Help Remove Toxins in Your Air Supply | Amoils.com
by Jane Chitty
8 plants that can easily be grown indoors to help keep your own local atmosphere fresh and toxin-free whatever time of the year. And of course the bonus is that, apart from purifying your air supply, these plants have other uses too.
1. Rosemarycan be used in cooking but like most of the needle-leaved plants, rosemary is especially useful to purify moist winter air.
2. Lavender is only suitable to grow indoors during the summer months because of needing plenty of sunlight.
3. Basil is an annual plant so will keep going for a season or two. As well as reducing any carbon dioxide in your room, it has a lovely fresh green color and appearance with a rich aroma and pleasant peppery taste for use in the kitchen.
4. Mint is an invasive herb so ideal for growing in a pot. With their fresh aroma and ability to make the air easier to breathe if you have lung disease or respiratory problems, mint is also invaluable in the kitchen.
5. Jasmine has a very positive effect on your quality of sleep, decreasing anxiety and improving the attitude after waking up. The scent of Jasmine doesn't make you sleep more but makes it count for more - high quality sleep with less moving and disturbance.
6. Geranium and the more sunlight, the more blossoms. Easy to care for plant with so many healing properties.
7. Coffee plant is less well known as an indoor plant but with white blossoms and the refreshing morning smell, it could take the place of your actual coffee beverage by just breathing instead.
8. Woodbine has a lovely sweet scent in the evening and through the night to enhance your indoor atmosphere. Grow in a sunny spot and train the vine to climb.
Go the natural route to help clean your indoors air, get rid of unwanted smells, lower carbon dioxide and even deter insects.
Jane writes for Healing Natural Oils, a producer and retailer of high-quality, all-natural treatments for a variety of conditions as well as a range of beauty products. Apart from writing about those various conditions, she also covers general health, environmental and other subjects of interest. She has lived in Kenya as well as Cape Town, South Africa and spent time in San Diego, USA. She now lives in Somerset, England with regular visits from her far-flung children and grandchildren. She is a keen gardener and enjoys growing fresh fruit and vegetables with her husband on their joint allotment. As a result, there is something available to use in the kitchen virtually all year round. Her regular posts can be found on our blog.