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This pandemic has limited us only to facing papers, mobile phones, and computers for a long time throughout the day. In other words, we are exposed to Electromagnetic Radiation (EMR) which is a byproduct of an electric current. This radiation travels through air through a process called emission. Low frequency radiation comes from currents flowing in an electronic device. Devices that are powered by plug or battery emit this radiation. That includes all the small or big gadgets and machines in our houses. While this radiation is weaker, they can still alter cells after a long period of exposure.
The closer you are to the source of radiation the worse off you will be. Direct skin contact with your devices is the most harmful, especially between the device and your head or other soft tissue organs. Even low levels of EMF exposure can damage DNA strands, magnetize iron in blood cells, disrupt entire body processes, heated cells which eventually leads to reproductive effects, such as DNA fragmentation, fertility issues, brain cancer, cognitive effects, behavioral effect and can even lead to an electromagnetic hypersensitivity syndrome.
With all these mentioned, we can never say that we are safe from radiation. However, did you know that we can again rely to nature in this issue? Like how we leaned on the support of nature during the lockdown when we planted vegetables in our backyard gardens for healthy and easy access food, we can also rely on the absorbing powers of some indoor plants. You won’t believe that the plants we collect as decorations can actually help reduce our exposure to radiation. We do not need to climb mountains and search the widest meadows to find these plants; they are actually around. Here’s the list of plants you should have in your home that can absorb EMR.
1. Aloe Vera- everyone should have at least aloe vera in their gardens or may even place it in a pot to bring indoors. This plant is famous for its sap which is rich in water. The water content of aloe vera makes the plant protective against radiofrequency radiation for everyone in your home. Aside from its absorbing capabilities, this is also used for mild thermal burns and laxative in other countries. However, excessive dosage of this plant can cause stomach upset.
2. Betel Leaf- this can be grown as a wall of protection against EMF generated by home electronics. Place multiple betel leaf plants between sleeping areas, pet crating spaces, and cribs and your router or electronics.
3. Cactus- it has the phenomenal ability to store water; up to 90% of its mass may be water. Many cacti are well- adapted to heat so they will suffer no stress as EMF is converted to heat in their stems.
4. Mustard greens- these leafy greens in the cabbage family are full of antioxidants that help the body make the glutathione it needs to fight the effects of ionizing radiation. This includes gai choy, Korean red mustard, Japanese giant red- leaf mustard. They are not really a buffer against EMF but they are an excellent source of the nutrients your body needs to fight other kinds of radiation.
5. Snake Plant- these are great for generating oxygen indoors and in soaking up EMF radiation from your computer, router, and printers.
6. Stone Lotus- since cactus has thorns and it is dangerous if children reach them, this succulent may be an alternative to be placed beside your computers. Its watery nature can adapt well to heat and it does not need high maintenance to make this plant survive indoors.
I have listed only the most famous plants but split leaf plant, spider plant, rubber plant, ivy plant, and fiddle leaf are also in the list of anti-radiation plants. EMF radiation turns into heat inside plants, most of the energy is spent breaking hydrogen bonds between water molecules. The electromagnetic radiation that is absorbed by plants is not absorbed by anything else. The more stability in the structure of a plant’s water, the better it buffers everything around it from EMF. How about you? What kind of plants do you have in your home?
BY : MARTHA T. MARCELO
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