Peppermint (Mentha piperita) Herb
Folklore Greeks and Romans crowned themselves with Peppermint at their feasts and adorned their tables with its sprays. Their cooks flavored both the sauces and the wines with its essence. History reveals that two main species of mint were used by past Greek physicians. Mint piperita was popularly cultivated and used by the Egyptians. Physical Attributes & Grow-Care The mint family is a creeping perennial. Mint prefers full sun with light shade, in moist poorly drained soil.