Poor indoor air quality poses potentially enormous health risks. Asthma, allergies and inflammation can be caused by poor air quality. Sure you can buy air purifiers but why not go the natural root and have more house plants. These are 6 great choices for better indoor air quality:

Aloe Vera helps to improve indoor air quality

Aloe Vera

I'm a big fan of Aloe Vera, it's on my list of Hard To Kill Plants and it's on NASA's top oxygen-generating and air-improving plants list. More oxygen can help you to get to sleep and stay asleep. Plus the gel from the plant can be used to treat all sorts of ailments including sunburn.

Jasmine helps to improve indoor air quality


You probably didn't expect to find this one in a house plant blog, commonly an outdoor vining plant, it can do well indoors with a good amount of natural light. It's smell can help improve your quality of sleep, not to mention it smells beautiful.

Lavender helps to improve indoor air quality


It's scent, not only heavenly, can reduce anxiety and stress, slow heart rate and improve your sleep. It's also reported that it may reduce crying in babies, which for any parent is an absolute winner!!

Peace Lily helps to improve indoor air quality

Peace Lily

A bit of a powerhouse in the air cleaning business. It's also on my list of Hard To Kill Plants. From NASA's clean air study, it found it removes Benzene, Formaldehyde, trichloroethylene, xylene, toluene and ammonia from the air!!

The snake plant help to improve indoor air quality

Snake Plant

Also known as mother-in-laws tongue, it's another one on my list of Hard To Kill Plants. It prevents eye irritation, respiratory problems, headaches and can make you more energetic. All this and it's a great air cleaner!

Rosemary helps to improve indoor air quality


Herbs are wonderful plants to grow, they are free ingredients for the kitchen ready and fresh when ever you want them. Rosemary has an extra bonus, it can improve memory by 75%, you have to rub the leaves between your fingers and inhale the aroma to get the benefits.


It's so easy to underestimate the power of plants, but they don't just sit there looking pretty, they're busy making our lives better, healthier. After all without plants where would we be?

Happy Growing!