Plant therapy has long been used by naturopathic doctors, and spending time around plants has a "whole-person positive impact,"

Spider Plant

Spider plants are known to help purify the surrounding air. NASA research examined the leaves, soil, roots and microorganisms of several houseplants and found that plants can act as a natural air filter to reduce pollutants.

Peace Lily

Peace lilies have air-cleaning properties and help to remove carbon dioxide and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from the air.

Rubber Plants

Rubber plants feature air-purifying properties. Just be sure to keep them firmly away from any pets and from young children, as they're known to be highly toxic when ingested.

Elephant Ear Plants

Some species have been grown for their edible starchy tubers, which are a food staple in certain tropical regions. Medicinally, the leaves have been noted for their use in treating insect stings.

Snake Plants

The snake plant was included in the same sweeping NASA study of indoor plants, and has been shown to remove toxins from the air over time.

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By Priyanka Sawant