Food & NutritionNutrition

8 Reasons to Grow Basil This Summer


Rich in nutrients

Multiple varieties

Protects your cells and chromosomes

Many uses in cooking

Anti-inflammatory properties

Stops free radicals from harming your body

Protects you from mosquitoes

Protects against irregular heart rhythms

Dorian Martin

Dorian Martin


Dorian Martin writes about various topics for HealthCentral, including Alzheimer’s disease, diet/exercise, menopause and lung cancer. Dorian is a health and caregiving advocate living in College Station, TX. She has a Ph.D. in educational human resource development. Dorian also founded I Start Wondering, which encourages people to embrace a life-long learning approach to aging. She teaches Sheng Zhen Gong, a form of Qigong. Follow Dorian on Twitter at @dorianmartin, Facebook or Instagram at @doriannmartin.