Mint has been used since ancient times as a flavoring in cooking, winemaking and pharmacy.
The ancient Greeks rubbed the table with mint before dinner. They also perfumed the bath water with it. From the 6th century, tooth cleaning creams with mint are first encountered.
Mint tea was and remains famous throughout the East. In ancient Greece, Hippocrates and Galenos used mint to cure indigestion, nervous disorders, dizziness, insomnia, gastritis, coughs, colds and sore throats.