Known today as greek mountain tea. It has been drunk by shepherds for thousands of years. in ancient time was used to heal wounds caused by iron weapons, such as arrows and swords. Hippocrates prescribed it as a tonic; it is one of the most popular herbal teas in Greece even today. It has a positive effect on almost anything. From colds to aches and pains. In particular it is used to treat respiratory problems, the immune system and mild anxiety. It helps with digestion and to reduce fever, and is used as an anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory. This makes it an amazing preventative for colds and flu.
It was named after Mentha or Minthe, a beautiful water nymphe, who fell in love with Hades, the god of the Underworld. His wife Persephone found out and hunted her down until she finally located her in a mountain in Messenia. So furious had she become that she trampled upon the girl again and again. By the time she was about to die, Minthe was transformed into a plant releasing a sweet fragrance on every contact and was named after her.