If you suffer from allergies or asthma, you know that pollen and air pollution can aggravate your symptoms — and no one with allergies wants more itchiness and puffiness than they've already got. New energy efficient homes are great, but they're also more airtight than homes built in the past; synthetic building materials plus tightly sealed spaces can mean an uptick in indoor air pollution — which isn't exactly helpful for allergy sufferers. The good thing is, there are a ton of house plants that can help with allergies. Not only are these amazing for purifying the air of those pesky allergens wreaking havoc on your nasal passages, but they add beauty and greenery to your home, which is great for stress relief and boosting your mood, too.
Adding some hypoallergenic houseplants to your abode has a number of benefits if you deal with allergies (and also if you don't) — this 1989 NASA study found that a number of plants can actually help reduce indoor air pollution. Houseplants for allergy sufferers also contain lower pollen counts, and are less likely to trigger allergic reactions. Here are seven options to up your indoor greenery, without aggravating your allergies.