Care Level: I'm Easy
Pet Friendly: Warning
Toxic if ingested.
Origins: Eurasia, North America, southern Africa, and Australia
Fun Facts: Menthe was a Gree...
Menthe was a Greek mythical character that was Hades' mistress. When Persephone found out, she tore Menthe to pieces. Hades then turned her into a plant. Ancient Romans and Greeks spiced their cordials, fruit compotes, baths, and perfumes with mint. Mint was often scattered on synagogue floors for the scent in ancient times.