Best Indoor Plants to Help with Allergies

A person who is always found sniffing around with really bad spring pollen allergies is told the idea of helping them with this irritating allergy with a help of just a plant is something that they would never expect. As for why will someone want to keep the root of pollen allergy on a plant knowingly?

Fortunately for wishful indoor planters, not each of the plants possesses the same disturbing allergy-giving components some can help calm the environment too.

Do remember that there are plants that have the ability to purify some components from the air that may or not be the cause of allergy. But there would be so many different sorts of dust particles, mites, or other triggering things causing it.

Entry of Indoor Allergies

There are so many ways that allergens are entering your house. If you have a new house then it would be much more eco-friendly, which means it’s sealed well against elements. When the temperature of a place is easy to control then there are certain chances that the particles that are in the air do not travel outside your home.

In all this time so many things like dust, dust mites, hair or fur of your animal, and pollen that lives there is a great form of allergy raiser.  

Plants do not have the capacity to deal with and cure all of these issues but they can surely help in the humidity of your room and it results in lesser mold birth. They can also potentially clean some of your air particles like benzene, and carbon monoxide.

Houseplants that Help with Allergies

To avoid any germs or any buildup on plants’ leaves and surroundings it is a necessary step to keep them all nice shiny and clean. Don’t just keep them in direct sunlight as they would not look greener then. As NASA has researched the idea of taking a plant to space has potential in it.

Add plants one by one to check and to avoid triggering allergies, and always ensure that the plant is suitable for any animal members of your family who might try to munch on it. Visit the Better Homes & Gardens plant encyclopedia, which we used during our research for knowledge on care.

1. Bamboo Palm

The bamboo palm is super friendly with sunlight. Put it anywhere and find it all nice and fine. It has a ten feet long growth capacity so if you have a higher wall like the houses at Kabir Town Phase 1 then these are the way to go in your home.

2. Chinese Evergreen

As a first-time plant keeper, Chinese evergreens are the best option for you as they can survive in any indoor sunlight condition. Well, they still need70- and 72-degrees Fahrenheit and slight air. Zero water to soil causes yellowing.

3. English Ivy

English Ivy would be seen on the fence of the countryside and grown on the side of any building. Why not use it to decorate your house. I would recommend you to hang baskets from ceilings and place them as they will look helps in removing some of the organic particles lying around in the atmosphere.  It requires normal to sharp light and some little water and just make sure to not forget to dry it completely.

4. Gerbera Daisy

Gerbera Jamesonii is a tiny multicolor creature that is tiny in size but a full pack powerhouse to eliminate trichloroethylene according to a study by NASA. They are the color option for plants to put inside your house. Be careful about the pollen allergy as they may trigger allergens being dramatic producers of flowers.

Plants to Avoid

There are definitely a group of plants that have the tendency to cause allergy. Don’t surround or make any such decorations where there are plants or flowers to be placed for aesthetics.

For example,

  • African violet is known to collect dust.
  •  Chrysanthemums are an agent of sneezing initiative bitterweed.

Apart from all this, you have to take extra care of the hygiene of the house so that you can avoid mold growth. We know that mold grows in any damp place or humid walls etc. Keep in mind that over-watering plants return the growth factor from the soil.


We have come to the conclusion that placing plants indoors does not assure you of the safety from allergies but we know that however, some plants can save us and filter some dirty allergens, chemical compounds, mold forming particles from the air and purifies it for us.

Combining a plant with a proper daily hygiene routine will help you with the most of the house looking put together and neater and fresh especially in winters when the doors would be closed and in summers too when you would be having humid weather or closed rooms due to air conditioning.

I will suggest you pick up a plant for you and give your lungs some fresh air to breathe, make your house appear nicer, and soothe your eyes by looking at greenery. 

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