What is Guaiol and What is its Role in Cannabis?
Guaiol is a secondary or minor cannabis terpene with a pungent pine and minty aroma. In addition, guaiol and pinene bring similar pine flavors to cannabis.
Guaiol is a sesquiterpenoid alcohol mainly found in cypresses, pines, and guaiacum. This sesquiterpenoid has potential medical properties such as antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory.
Guaiol and Medical Properties
This sesquiterpenoid differs from other terpenes because of its unique structure. Guaiol is most abundantly found in oily timber and resin of the tropical guaiacum plant. Moreover, the cypress tree is also known to be rich in this sesquiterpenoid as well as other conifers.
Guaiol has been used for decades to cure a variety of ailments, including arthritis, constipation, and coughs. In addition, a study has found that guaiol has anti-inflammatory effects as well as antioxidant capacity.
As other terpenes, Guaiol is being researched for its potential anticancer properties. For example, studies in mice have shown that Guaiol can potentially reduce tumors and also intensify the medical effects of chemotherapy.
In addition, as other terpenes like terpinolene, guaiol could be used as a pesticide and insect repellant. Nonetheless, its potential medical properties still need more research.
Which Cannabis Strains have Guaiol?
This cannabis strain is a cross between Black Cherry Soda and Space Queen. Plushberry has 16% of THC and 1% of CBG. In addition, its main terpenes are myrcene, pinene and caryophyllene. Moreover, Plushberry has also guaiol as a secondary terpene.
This strain has a unique profile as it has similar levels of THC (7%) and CBD (8%). Pennywise is also rich in myrcene, pinene and caryophyllene with guaiol as a minor terpene.
Also known as Fruit Loop Haze, this strain is high in THC (18%) with 1% of CBG. Fruit Loops has three major terpenes: myrcene, terpinolene and caryophyllene. Furthermore, Fruit Loops has guaiol as a minor terpene.
This cannabis strain is a very powerful hybrid cannabis strains with THC levels that go up to 25% of THC. This strain is a balanced Sativa/Indica with guaiol as a minor terpene. Royal Gorilla has won many awards and it’s ideal for recreational use.
This popular cannabis strain is a cross between Chemdawg and Super Skunk. Sour Diesel is high in THC (18%) with myrcene, caryophyllene and limonene as its main terpenes. Furthermore, you will notice an extra pine aroma thanks to having guaiol as a minor terpene.
This strain is a cross between Trainwreck with Jack the Ripper and Trinity.Chernobyl is high in THC (18%) with terpinolene, myrcene and caryophyllene as its main terpenes. Furthermore, Chernobyl has guaiol as a secondary terpene. This strain is popular for both medical and recreational use.
This is a well-balanced hybrid strain with moderate-high THC levels (15%). Agent Orange is rich in terpinolene, myrcene and pinene with guaiol among its secondary terpenes.
Another cannabis hybrid strain. Blackberry is high in THC (17%). This strain is a cross between Black Domina and Raspberry Cough. Its main terpenes are myrcene, caryophyllene and limonene with guaiol as a secondary terpene.
This hybrid strain is a cross between Orange Velver and Space Queen. Jillybean is an energizing cannabis strain with moderate-high levels of THC (16%). This strain has myrcene, pinene and caryophyllene as its main terpenes with guaiol among its secondary terpenes.
This strain is very high in CBD (14%) with only just 1% of THC. Its main terpenes are myrcene, pinene and caryophyllene with guaiol as one of its minor terpenes. ACDC is very popular among cannabis users who prefer CBD-rich cannabis strains.
This hybrid strain is also known as Cenex and it has a unique terpene profile. Its most dominant terpene is limonene with caryophyllene and humulene as its two other major terpenes. In addition, you Cinex has guaiol as a minor terpene. This strain induces energizing effects and it’s excellent to improve mood. Cinex is very popular for recreational use.
It’s a hybrid strain and a cross between Golden Goat and Pineapple Kush. This strain is recommended in the treatment of depression, anxiety and stress. Its most dominant terpene is terpinolene, with myrcene and caryophyllene as its two other major terpenes. Guaiol is one of the minor terpenes in Golden Pineapple.
This strain is also known as Cali Dog and Cali Dawg. This energizing cannabis strains is a cross between the famous OG Kush and Sour Diesel (developed by the well-known seed bank Royal Queen Seeds). Kali Dog is a Sativa dominant strain with approximately 18% of THC. Moreover, it has a zesty terpene profile with guaiol as one of its minor terpenes. This strain is highly popular for recreational use.