“LET’S OPT FOR THESE PLANTS ON THE OCCASION OF
NATIONAL POLLUTION CONTROL DAY-2-Dec-2021”
Trees and plants are as important to humans as air and water, but human settlements are built by cutting them down. Man is paying a heavy price for this. He has to live with pollution. Countless diseases are being embraced, but now man has realized his mistake. By planting new trees, he is now paying off the debt of nature. Along with this, efforts are also being made to reduce the pollution of cities by increasing greenery in all the cities of the world.
For this, it is necessary to first know where the level of pollution is and then trees should be planted there accordingly. At the same time, it is also important to understand that trees improve the quality of the air, and not completely clean the air. To make the air clean, it is necessary to minimize carbon emissions.
Plants act as lungs for the atmosphere. They release oxygen and purify the air by absorbing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. The leaves of plants also absorb dangerous elements like sulphur dioxide and nitrogen dioxide and make the air clean. Not only this, many types of polluted
elements stick on the velvety twigs and leaves of the plants and get washed away when water falls.
Pollution is more on roads than in residential areas. Therefore, trees with more dense and broad leaves should be planted here. The wider and denser the leaves, the more pollution they will be able to absorb. A research suggests that plants with small fibrous leave also plays an important role in controlling PM. For example, trees like cedar and cypress act as good air purifiers. Research has found that the leaves of these trees have the highest ability to absorb the toxic elements of PM 2.5.
If you want to find a concrete solution to the problem of air pollution, then these 5 plants should be planted in your own house.
1. Areca Palm
It is also called living room plant.
It absorbs toxic gases like formaldehyde, carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide from the air and gives clean oxygen.
For oxygen in the house, plant 4 Erica palm plants up to shoulder height and clean its leaves daily.
It needs to be kept in the sun once in three to four months.
2. Mother-In-Law’s Tongue Plant
It is also known as snake plant and bedroom plant.
Its most surprising thing is that it converts carbon dioxide into oxygen even at night.
To provide clean air for a man, plant 6 plants of waist height or height up to three feet inside the house.
3. Money Plant
Many people think about this plant that planting it in the house brings money, but this is not directly true.
Although this is indirectly true, because this plant cleans chemical toxins from the air and releases fresh air into the atmosphere, which keeps our health better, we get less sick and do not need to go to the doctor, which saves money.
Perhaps for this reason people would have named it Money Plant.
4. Golden Pothos
The name of this plant is also very big in the list of air purifier plants.
This plant; Grows in the light of bulb or tube light.
This plant can survive even in very humid environment.
This plant plays an important role in eliminating carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide gas
If you plant 3 plants of three feet height of Golden Pothos in the bedroom, then it will keep the environment of the entire bedroom pure.
This plant is not only known for its beautiful flowers but is also the most effective against indoor pollution.
It prevents five types of air pollution formaldehyde, benzene, trichloroethylene, xylene and ammonia.
Apart from the above mentioned plants, there are some other plants which play a very important role in reducing pollution.
These are: Bamboo Palm, Dracaena reflexa, Chinese evergreen, Peace Lilies, English Ivy, Boston fern, Dwarf Date Palm, Spider Plant and Weeping Fig.
So if you are looking for a way to get rid of air pollution and are spending a lot of money on air purifiers then just install the above mentioned plants in your house and get sustainable solution from air pollution at less cost.
Vaidya Karanvir Singh is the younger Vaidya in Chandigarh Ayurved & Panchakarma Centre. He is the fourth generation in his family who is practicing as a general consultant in Ayurved & Panchakarma treatment at Chandigarh. In his practice, he had treated more than 1000 plus patients worldwide.