One of the common symptoms of COVID-19 is breathlessness. A significant number of coronavirus patients have been found to experience shortness of breath and that’s what makes the disease deadly. A lack of enough oxygen in your body can lead to fatal cardiovascular conditions that can further claim your life. Therefore, it is important for patients who have contracted SARS-CoV-2 to look for ways to increase oxygen levels at home. Here we tell you about a few plants that can help in that front
The Weeping Fig
The Weeping Fig is a species of flowering plant in the family Moraceae, native to Asia and Australia. It is the official tree of Bangkok.
Weeping figs aren’t just visually appealing — they’re also good for your health! Adding a weeping fig to your home or office can help improve the air quality. It can effectively clean airborne xylene, formaldehyde, and toluene. The weeping fig can limit your chances of getting sick and could even help with clarity and creativity.
You can easily find this plant in various houses. It has strong air-purifying properties. The money plant produces oxygen even at night unlike other plants and therefore, it is ideal to keep it in your living room. It can effectively remove airborne pollutants like carbon monoxide, xylene, benzene, etc.
The areca palm, also known as the butterfly and golden cane palm is the most popular grown indoors from the dypsis genus, and easy to grow.
Areca palm can remove dangerous chemicals from the environment and keep the oxygen pure. NASA considers this plant as one of the best air-purifying plants that we have. Areca palm produces more oxygen compared to other indoor plants and it is a great humidifier too.
The Peace lily is a gorgeous plant with its pretty white blooms which works great as an air purifier. It can improve indoor air quality to an extent of 60 per cent. It is also known to absorb harmful vapours from alcohol and acetone.
If you keep peace lily in the bathroom, it can also help in keeping the tiles free of mildew. It is traditionally symbolized as a plant of purity, harmony, and innocence, thus it will make a great place anywhere in your home.