It is a kind of wild mint with creeping shoots and a very strong aroma, while the name of "Pulegium" is due to its reputation as a repellent plant against fleas (pulce in Italian, pulex Latin). It grows in wet soils of Europe, such as on the banks of rivers and lakes, while at the same time its cultivation is quite intensive in Greece.
Its beverages have tonic, antiseptic, digestive and diuretic action, but also antioxidant properties
Its essential oil has antispasmodic effects, but is also used to treat disorders of the stomach and digestive system, colds and external skin diseases.
It is also widely used in cosmetology, perfumery, pharmaceuticals and food industry.