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The Best Houseplants to Improve Your Health

Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera

If you suffer from skin dryness or spent too much time in the sun, aloe vera may be your savior. The gel inside this succulent plant can be rubbed directly on the skin to help with psoriasis, cold sores and sunburns, and even on the scalp to treat dandruff.

Care tip: Keep aloe next to a window for full sunlight. Allow soil to dry at least one to two inches deep in between each watering.

By Alexia Severson. Published May 12, 2014. Alexia earned her Master’s degree from the Medill School of Journalism and is a health and lifestyle writer living in Las Cruces, New Mexico.