Last Updated on 5 months by Lindsey Holthaus
To understand guaiol, we need to become familiar with the cannabis plant and its properties. The cannabis plant produces terpenes, a group of unsaturated hydrocarbons within the essential oils of plants. Terpenes are found mostly in conifer and citrus trees.
The most popular terpene is pinene—an earthy terpene with an evergreen and minty aroma. However, today, we will discuss the less common guaiol and its many benefits.
What Is Guaiol?
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Guaiol is a liquid terpene rather than an oily terpene. It is found in various conifer, evergreen, and cypress trees, especially in the Caribbean. In the tropics, guaiol comes from the guaiacum plant of tropical evergreens. In the subtropics, guaiol is found in conifers and cypress trees.
What Cannabis Strains Contain Guaiol?
Many cannabis strains contain high levels of guaiol, and they include the following:
- BC Sensei
- Blue Kush
- Cherry Hill
- Kali Dog
- Liberty Haze
- Agent Orange
Guaiol has an aromatic profile that contains an earthy pine which is why you can find guaiol in many of the strains listed above.
What Are the Benefits of Guaiol?
Guaiol has many health benefits—some of which you may not be aware of! Cannabis terpenes often help with pain management and anxiety, but there are many additional benefits.
Guaiol is effective in fighting these common medical conditions:
- Sinus pain and pressure
- High blood pressure
- Body aches and pain
Let’s take a look at some of the specific health benefits of guaiol.
One of the most beneficial advantages of guaiol is its anti-inflammatory properties. Guaiol is an anti-inflammatory that will reduce the inflammation, swelling, and pain that comes from certain types of injuries or diseases.
Guaiol effectively treats various types of bacterial and fungal infections in the body. It works against the bacteria and fungus to eliminate them from the body.
Guaiol is rich in antioxidants that neutralize free radicals within your body. This helps keep you healthy and prevents damage to the cells in your body.
Guaiol can be used to treat parasites. The properties of guaiol have been found to kill certain parasites in the body, making it an effective natural remedy to fight parasitic illnesses.
Guaiol is a terpene that can help block the pain receptors in the body, reducing the amount of pain you feel. However, try not to use guaiol with other cannabis terpenes, as the guaiol can also block the pain-relieving effects of other cannabis terpenes.
Cancer Cell Reduction
Research has shown that guaiol can significantly reduce the growth of cancer cells within the body. This doesn’t mean that guaiol can kill the current cancer cells in the body—however, it can significantly reduce the chance that the cancer cells will grow and spread.
What to Know Before Vaping Guaiol Products
Before we go, we need to mention that guaiol has a much lower boiling point than all other terpenes. Because it is a liquid terpene and not an oil, it doesn’t require as much heat as other terpenes.
Guaiol has a low-temperature boiling point of just 197 degrees—compared to the high boiling point of other terpenes of 250 degrees or more. You will need to set your vape at a very low-temperature setting when vaping products with guaiol.
Guaiol is a cannabis terpene that has many health benefits. It is one of the less common terpenes because it is not as commonly found in cannabis as other terpenes, making it lesser-known. However, as you have learned, there are plenty of benefits that guaiol has to offer!