Guaiol

Guaiol is pronounced “g-why-ee-ol” and is known for a host of therapeutic benefits.

Guaiol is responsible primarily for scented evergreen and minty aroma in certain cannabis strains

Guaiol Terpene is widely prevalent in cannabis and is also the most heavily studied matter.

Guaiol is a bicyclic sesquiterpenoid alkene alcohol

Guaiol is a bit more distinct than other terpene. Instead of being oil-based, it has a unique liquid structure.

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About Guaiol

Guaiol has a chronology of therapeutic use. The research and studies on Guaiol uncovered its anti-inflammatory effects – which could benefit if combined with other terpenes. This infusion ensures potential anti-parasitic and antianxiety properties. 


Guaiol is typically found in small amounts in cannabis plants. Its rare presence makes it completely undetectable on a product’s test results and is therefore difficult to find. Guaiol may be found in other strains such as ACDC, Plushberry, Cinex, and many more but only in tiny quantities. Lab-tested terpene analysis is the only mode to determine the presence of guaiol in a cannabis product

Medical uses of Guaiol

Aromatherapy compound: Guaiol incorporates anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antirheumatic, diaphoretic, antiseptic, diuretic, and laxative properties. All these make Guaiol a most promising compound to treat arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and gout.

The 2003 Parker report underlines guaiol to have common 5-alpha reductase inhibitory effects. Thus, this terpene can be helpful for the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia and male-pattern baldness. 

Surprisingly, a hidden benefit of guaiol is also reported in Arabic and Chinese literature. This powerful terpene has the potential to treat certain conditions like constipation, sore throat, and even syphilis.

Strains Rich in Guaiol

Chocolope

Blue Kush

ACDC

Cinex

Plushberry

Pennywise

Fruit Loops

Jillybean

Liberty Haze

Golden Pineapple

Chernobyl

Agent Orange

Blackberry

Kali Dog

Sour Diesel

White Widow

Royal Gorilla

Guaiol Terpene Effects

GUAIOL is still in the learning phase. There is a long way to comprehensively discover the effects of guaiol in the cannabis or with other terpenes. Scientists have found a range of beneficial effects on the human body, for example:

  • Ability to boost the healing effects of cannabis and its therapeutic properties

  • Anti-inflammatory properties

  • Analgesic effects

  • Anti-parasitic

  • Anti-microbial

  • Antioxidant

  • Anticancer

  • Insect repellant effects