Laurel grows spontaneously in southern Europe and it has been used by ancient Egyptians, Greeks and Romans. The leaves of this plant had been used to cure intestinal issues, respiratory problems and arthritis. Essential oil was known as a repellent. Laurel essential oil is obtained by steam distillation. It’s effective against bacteria and even more against fungi (especially Candida albicans). It has very strong spasmolytic, analgesic properties and is great expectorant. This essential oil is indicated for muscle pain, rheumatoid arthritis, virus infection of respiratory tract, oily skin, acne and fungal infections.