The Ancient Greeks and Romans recognised the beneficial effects of peppermint and used it to relieve colds, fevers, headaches and stomach complaints.
Peppermints strong , clean odour led to the belief that it was a good purifier. It was sometimes used to rub walls, floors and furniture, to purify and area and seal it from negativity.
In medieval times, peppermint was thought to “make the heart of man rejoice”, so bedrooms were strewn with mint leaves to encourage pleasure. Fragrant leaves were also placed under pillows to encourage good dreams