Terpenes A Closer Look At Guaiol

Terpenes A Closer Look At Guaiol

Guaiol is a terpene found in cypress pine, guaiacum, ginger, ginseng, apples, tea tree, nutmeg, lilacs, cumin, Valerian and some strains of cannabis.

The aroma is piney with hints of wood and rose.

Benefits of Guaiol


The beneficial effects of Guaiol have been traced back to the 16th century. It was used in the treatment og gout, arthritis, as well and for sore throats and coughs.

It was discovered that Guaiol is a diuretic, it has the ability to lower blood pressure.

Like many terpenes, Guaiol is an analgesic and has pain killing properties.

With antifungal and anti bacterial properties make it very effective in the fight of bacterial infections.

Smoking cannabis with Guaiol will being on relaxation and calming affects.

A Systematic Anti-inflammatory

Different than most terpenes, Guaiol acts a systematic anti-inflammatory. This means  works throughout the entire body and is effective against systematic inflammation. These findings show that is makes it a potential treatment for many conditions including fibromyalgia as well as cancer.

In one study against lung cancer it was found to be effective against cancer cells, not only inhibiting cancer cell growth but it was also discovered this resulted in apoptosis, pre-programmed cellular death in cancer cells. During these studies it was shown that Guaiol strengthened the effects of chemotherapy.

Other Places You Can Find Guaiol

During research into the antibacterial effects of the terpene the discovered the antimicrobial efficacy of Guaiol and the possibility of the use in food preservation.

Guaiol properties make it a desirable inclusion in insect repellants as well as insecticides. In studies it was found to be significantly effective against aphids.

Vaporizing Guaiol

As discussed in the Cannabis Consumption Methods and Understanding Terpenes post we discuss vaporizing. It is the method of smoking dried flower in a dried flower vaporizer. You can set the temperature to the perfect setting to get the most of the terpenes in your cannabis.

Vaporize Guaiol @ 198F

Strains of cannabis that contain Guaiol:

  • Bubba Kush
  • Mango Haze – WeedMD
  • Pedro’s Sweet Sativa – WeedMD
  • Royal Gorilla
  • Sour Diesel
  • Kali Dog
  • Haze Berry
  • Sensi Star
  • Blue Kush
  • Cherry Hill High Voltage
  • Chocolope
  • Sour Tangie
  • Kali Dog
  • Liberty Haze
  • Sour Diesel
  • Royal Gorilla
  • White Widow
  • ACDC
  • Pennywise
  • Agent Orange
  • Blackberry
  • Fruit Loops

Quick Summary:

Guaiol Vaporize @198F

  • found in cypress pine, guaiacum, ginger, ginseng, apples, tea tree, nutmeg, lilacs, cumin, Valerian cannabis
  • aroma is piney, woody, floral
  • anti inflammatory
  • anti fungal
  • antimicrobial
  • diuretic – lowers blood pressure
  • analgesic
  • anti cancer
  • anti parasitic
  • antioxidant
  • antiviral
  • reduces anxiety
  • cough suppressant
  • causes apoptosis in cancer cells
  • improves focus and concentration

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