Peppermint Mentha piperata The genus name for peppermint and other mints, Mentha, comes from Minthe, a nymph in Greek mythology. According to legend, the beautiful Minthe was changed into a nondescript little plant by Persephone when she discovered that her husband and lord of the underworld, Pluto, was in love with the nymph. Unable to… Continue reading Magical and Medicinal Herbs: Peppermint
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