Guaiol | Noun

/ˈg(w)īˌȯl/

  1. A terpene that’s alcohol based oil (sesquiterpenoid alcohol)  found in plants including cypress pine and cannabis, as well as the oil of the guaiacum plant from which it derives its name.  Guaiol is also responsible for the scents of many other plants, i.e nutmeg, tea tree, conifers, apples, cumin, and lilacs, and is commonly used as a remedy for cough, congestion, and even as an insect repellent.