Mentha piperita is one of the most popular medicinal herbs. Mentha name comes from Greek mythology. A nymph named Mintha was punished by Zeus and turned into a flower. Nymphs, in ancient drawings, often appear wearing wreaths of mint, symbol of love. The active ingredient contained by plant, is the menthol. The infusion obtained from this plant is used often in treating the following diseases: improve memory, nervousness, gastrointestinal infections, abdominal bloating, diarrhea, biliary dyskinesia, kidney stones, bladder calculus, diuretic, detoxifying.
The image was created with a Nikon D40X camera and Nikon 55-200mm VR AF-S f/4-5.6G ED lens, using these settings: exposure time – 1/250 seconds, focal length – 75 mm, ISO – 200, F- number – 4,0.