Mint is also known as mentha. According to the legend, Hades’s wife Persephone turned river’s nymph Minthe into herbaceous plant after she discovered that Hades is in love with her. That way, thanks to Hades, mint spreads magnificent odor when people walk across her. The species that makes up the genus Mentha are widely distributed and can be found in many environments. Leaves contain compounds called pulegone and menthol which are responsible for characteristic aroma of the plant and cooling effect that mint produces Fresh mint should be stored in the refrigerator.