Fresh mint (Mentha piperita)
Mint (Mentha) is named after the Greek nymph ‘Minthe,’ which means ‘green’. There are many varieties of mint of the Labiatae plant family, but our fresh mint is Mentha piperita or peppermint.
Mints are native to the Near East, these herbs are now grown all over the world.
Mint was used in ancient times for many different purposes and is still used today in teas, iced drinks, and salads.
Herbalists use it externally to treat itching sk