Is it ok to put a lavender plant in my bedroom if I have asthma?

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unsuitable and besides they are outdoor plants requiring bright sunlight- don't do it

The perfume is quite strong, it might trigger a reaction, but who knows.

I just discovered, after nearly 15 years of increasingly bad chronic fatigue, that most of it was being caused by tomatoes - even though I dont have any anti-bodies to tomato.

Gentle_Giant

The perfume is quite strong, it might trigger a reaction, but who knows.I … The perfume is quite strong, it might trigger a reaction, but who knows.I just discovered, after nearly 15 years of increasingly bad chronic fatigue, that most of it was being caused by tomatoes - even though I dont have any anti-bodies to tomato.


How did you find out it was tomatoes to blame

archer1204

How did you find out it was tomatoes to blame



I was reading a book on foods that can irritate your body if you have an auto-immune problem (I have ITP), and started going through a few; I already knew yeast lowers my blood count, but giving up various foods for a few weeks, then re-introducing them one at a time highlighted wheat as causing stomach craps, vegetable oil causing other intestinal issues and tomatoes as causing the chronic fatigue.

Other than yeast, I can tolerate them in small doses without too many issues, but the yeast effects me severely and within 2 hours of exposure.

I already knew food played a part; when I lived in China for 6 months, my condition improved dramatically, only to lapse again within 2 weeks of returning to the UK.

The tomatoes also seem to be responsible for the uncontrollable weight gain I have experienced over the last 15+ years probably as a side effect of the Chronic fatigue; since giving them up 12 weeks ago, I have lost about 10Kg.
Again, the only time I have managed to lose weight in the last decade was that 6 month stay in China, where the only exposure to tomatoes was the occasional visit to PizzaHut.
Edited by: "Gentle_Giant" 4th Dec 2016

You shouldn't have plants in your bedroom, they pinch the oxygen, I used to have asthma, I had plants in my bedroom, they made me worse, my chest always tightened within 30 mins of being in bed, plants removed, tightness gone, don't do It, get a fake one!

Ollybolly76

You shouldn't have plants in your bedroom, they pinch the oxygen, I used … You shouldn't have plants in your bedroom, they pinch the oxygen, I used to have asthma, I had plants in my bedroom, they made me worse, my chest always tightened within 30 mins of being in bed, plants removed, tightness gone, don't do It, get a fake one!



​How did they pinch the oxygen? They make oxygen after they remove carbon dioxide from the air, it's called photosynthesis. It could have been a dust trap though which wouldn't have helped your chest.

Isn't the current thinking still to get a ioniser. This one cleans the air to Air Purifier and Ioniser Plug In - Maxim amazon.co.uk/dp/…7RE

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Thanks all.

No don't, It will affect you.

You could be risking your life if you have a bad reaction.

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markvirgo

No don't, It will affect you.You could be risking your life if you have a … No don't, It will affect you.You could be risking your life if you have a bad reaction.



Yeah probably best not. Just thinking it will help me sleep.

whoMODStheMODS

Yeah probably best not. Just thinking it will help me sleep.



You need something that releases eucalyptus oil into the air, Lavender oil can be used also but not as the plant as it will release pollen.

I used to put eucalyptus oil on my pillow as I am an Asthma sufferer.

momartin

​How did they pinch the oxygen? They make oxygen after they remove carbon … ​How did they pinch the oxygen? They make oxygen after they remove carbon dioxide from the air, it's called photosynthesis. It could have been a dust trap though which wouldn't have helped your chest.



Plants use CO2 when it's light, but during dark hours they stop photosynthesizing and respiration (which requires O2) increases. I doubt a single plant in a room is going to be a problem though. If you have many plants in a small room it might be a problem.

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markvirgo

You need something that releases eucalyptus oil into the air, Lavender … You need something that releases eucalyptus oil into the air, Lavender oil can be used also but not as the plant as it will release pollen.I used to put eucalyptus oil on my pillow as I am an Asthma sufferer.



Thanks.

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traylee

Plants use CO2 when it's light, but during dark hours they stop … Plants use CO2 when it's light, but during dark hours they stop photosynthesizing and respiration (which requires O2) increases. I doubt a single plant in a room is going to be a problem though. If you have many plants in a small room it might be a problem.



Thanks.
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