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7 indoor plants that can reduce symptoms of hay fever 

Hay fever sufferers are constantly on the lookout for new ways to reduce their symptoms, and to help with this, professional gardening and plants expert, Fiona Jenkins, at has come up with a list of the best indoor plants that can help reduce the symptoms of hay fever.

She takes a look at:

  • Eucalyptus Sprigs;
  • Areca Palm;
  • Dracaena;
  • Aloe Vera;
  • Devil’s Ivy;
  • Spider Plant;
  • Peace Lily.
Areca Palm

Areca Palm plants have generously sized leaves that are great for trapping allergens, helping to reduce hay fever symptoms.

Areca Palms are also great at increasing the natural humidity of the air inside your home.


Dracaena plants are one of the most effective plants for removing allergens from the air.

The plant helps to remove benzene, trichloroethylene, and formaldehyde, while also absorbing carbon monoxide.

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This plant is commonly known for trapping allergens in the air within its leaves.

Spider Plant

Spider plants are one of the most common houseplants in the UK.

These plants are very effective in tackling pollutants such as benzene, xylene, carbon monoxide, and formaldehyde. Plus, they are easy to maintain and only need to be watered once per week.

Eucalyptus Sprigs

Eucalyptus has been long used as a remedy to relieve respiratory problems, and eucalyptus oil is a popular ingredient in medicines to help open up nasal passages.

Sprigs of eucalyptus work great when placed in the bathroom to help reduce the symptoms of hay fever.

When you run hot water for showers or baths, the steam enables to release of eucalyptus oils into the air, helping to relieve blocked sinuses.

Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera produces oxygen during the nighttime rather than during the day.

This attractive plant helps to improve the overall air quality in your home.

For this reason, Aloe Vera plants are great for hay fever sufferers who struggle with sleeping due to their allergies.

Peace Lily

Peace Lilies are a beautiful low-maintenance bloom that can effectively filter formaldehyde and trichloroethylene in the air.

This can help to ease the symptoms of hay fever in sufferers.

These plants work very well when placed in kitchens or bathrooms as they can also absorb and feed on mould.

Devil’s Ivy

Devil’s Ivy is a great accent plant for shelves or walls in any room of the home.

They are very low maintenance and help to remove harmful toxins and allergens from the air in your home, making it the perfect choice for allergy sufferers who are looking to add a trailing plant to their home.

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