Typically found in afghanica cannabis strains (“indica”), guaiol is a sesquiterpenoid alcohol found in cypress and guaiacum (a genus of five slow-growing shrubs and trees native to the tropical Americas); Guaiacum itself has been in use as a treatment for coughs, arthritis and syphilis for centuries. Guaiol is also an effective insect repellent.

Aroma: woody, rosy, floral

Effects: antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, laxative, diuretic

Also Found In: guaiacum and cypress pine

Cannabis Strains with Guaiol: Liberty Haze, Blue Kush, Chocolope, and Medical Mass.

Know Your Terpenes: Guaiol

 

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