7 Plants That Absorb Radiation

Plants have so many benefits. They look great in your home, lower your stress, improve your immune system, and clean the air for you. Some are even a natural and inexpensive way to absorb and block EMF radiation. NASA has done research proving there are plants that absorb radiation.

If you want to learn more about what radiation is you can find more information here.

Common EMF Absorbing Houseplants

You may already have some of these common EMF absorbing houseplants around your home or office.

If not then it’s a good time to bring in some of the following amazing and low maintenance plants.

Almost all of them are easy to find at your local nursery or even grocery store.

1. Cactus

cactus absorbs radiationThe Cactus plant is one of the best plants for absorbing EMF radiation. In-depth research done by NASA proves that it absorbs radioactive waves.

While most plants have to be near your electronic device, or between you and it, cacti don’t have to be.

It’s really useful for absorbing radiation from computers and can absorb EMFs from nearby cell towers.

Simply put a cactus plant anywhere in a room and it will absorb radiation from in the room, whether it’s your office, kitchen, or bedroom.

2. Snake Plant

snake plantSnake plants should be a staple in everyone’s homes.

They convert carbon dioxide to oxygen, making them excellent at cleaning the air in your home or office.

Keep one near your WiFi router, smart meter, or other devices emitting higher levels of radiation to help reduce some of the electromagnetic frequency radiation.

The snake plant (or mother-in-law’s tongue) is an anti-pollutant. There’s research showing that it can absorb over 100 poisons.

They’re also really easy plants to take care of. Definitely a plant you should keep in your home and office.

3. Spider Plant

spider plantThe spider plant is considered one of the easiest houseplant to grow.

Part of NASA’s Clean Air Study, this plant finished above many others at removing harmful RFs, carbon monoxide, formaldehyde, and other toxins (like Aldehyde, Xylene and toluene) from the air.

Not only is it low maintenance, but it also shoots off babies that you can repot.

I have a grandmother spider plant in my living room and am pretty proud of my four generation ‘plant family’ helping to clean my house.

4. Stone Lotus Flower

Stone Lotus FlowerThis tiny succulent is radiation absorbing, air purifying, and attractive.

It’s also really convenient because of it’s small size so you can pretty much put them anywhere.

Great for your office desk or on a table where you store your cell phone and tablet (hopefully in airplane mode).

It’s also low maintenance, doesn’t like to be watered too often and only needs about 4 hours of sun a day.

It’s often used in essential oils because of its many health benefits.

Oh and it also smells good!

5. Sunflowers

sunflowersDid you know Sunflowers were planted around Chernobyl and Fukushima to help absorb the radiation and clean the soil?

These plants are hyperaccumulators and can absorb toxic heavy metals and radiation.

A great addition to your garden or potted inside your home to reduce the effects of cell towers, hydro lines, smart meters, and WiFi outside the home and to absorb these properties from electronic devices inside your home.

6. Aloe Vera

aloe vera plant

You probably know that Aloe has a ton of medicinal uses, like for sunburns. But it’s a great plant for absorbing radiation and cleaning air in your home.

Place it in line with your electronics and don’t put anything between your Aloe plant and your tech device, otherwise the item will block some of its radioprotective properties.

This Succulent can absorb high levels of radiation.

This study, conducted by a Cancer Institute in India found Aloe absorbed radiation in patients undergoing cancer treatment.

Just remember to keep it out of direct sunlight and don’t over water.

7. Rubber Plant

rubber plantRubber plants work best when placed near your electromagnetic radiation producing devices.

They’re great at absorbing electromagnetic waves and have a ton of air purifying benefits as well.



These plants can grow quite large so may not be ideal for smaller spaces. I keep one in the corner of my living room, in front of the wall connected to my smart meter. My kids think it looks more like a tree now but it’s a great spot for it.

Pretty easy to maintain but they do prefer indirect sunlight and a cooler temperature.

Plants as Radioprotectors

Doctors and researchers have been trying to find ways to help protect patients from the toxicity caused by radiation when undergoing cancer treatment.

This study, among others, found that plant compounds are natural radiation protectors or (radioprotectors). They protect normal cells from damage during radiation therapy.

Additional Benefits of Plants in your Office and Home

Plants are great for the air quality in your home. They filter carbon dioxide from the air, increasing the oxygen in the room. They also help clear VOCs (volatile organic compounds) or chemicals from the environment.

Other wonderful reasons to have plants is that they can balance out the humidity in your home which is great for your health. They’re great for reducing your stress level, improving your focus, attention, and mood.

Use Plants in Combination With Other EMF Protection

Unfortunately houseplants and succulents can’t absorb all the EMFs around you. They’re a great addition to your space to reduce your exposure but not the only thing you should do. Here are the best free things you can do to reduce your exposure.

You can also check out my list of the best EMF protection products, which give you more ways to reduce your exposure from your own electronics by using anti-radiation cell phone cases and bags, headsets, etc.

It also has items like protective clothing, necklaces, and stickers to protect your body from the RF radiation around you wherever you go. This includes things like 5G towers, WiFi and Bluetooth signals, dirty electricity among other things.

To Sum It Up

We can’t escape EMFs in our home, work, or community. We’re pretty dependent on technology to function. Fortunately the plants listed above can help absorb this radiation, making your environment safer and your air cleaner.

I think it’s a great idea to add some or all of the best EMF absorbing plants throughout your home and workplace, in addition to the other protective devices and actions you are already doing. Any little bit you can to do reduce your exposure will help you in the long term.

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