Wild Kynam

Kynam (Kyara, Kinam, Qinan) is the rarest type of agarwood and the most expensive aromatic substance on earth, originate in the jungles of Vietnam and China. Single gram of authentic Kynam retails for 500 USD. A solid piece weighing a kilogram or more would be in the millions.

Kynam Tree Transplanted From The Jungle

All of us have been told over and over again, "the Kynam can only come from ancient wild trees, and the trees need to be harmed by lightning and animals (such as honeybees, ants and snakes)". This has been repeated as absolute truth, we have all come to accept this as dogma. Until the year of 2010, we transplanted a wild and small Kynam tree from the jungles in the Huizhou city, Guangdong, China, we realized that our previous knowledge on the Kynam formation might be wrong. The Kynam tree looks the same as A.Sinensis trees. When we make some physical wounds in the Kynam tree by drilling or hacking, it will produce Kynam instead of agarwood around the wounds. When we chew the leaves of the Kynam tree, the taste is not as bitter as A.Sinensis. The Kynam formation process is strong and fast, it can produce thick and oily Kynam in 2 or 3 years.

Kynam Plantation

We planted some thousands trees from the seeds of the Kynam tree, when the trees are 3 years old, we made some physical wounds in the trees, after one year, we checked all the trees, all of them can not produce Kynam. In the meanwhile, we planted dozens of grafted trees (graft the branch of the Kynam tree on the small A.Sinensis tree with 2 to 3 years old). In 2016, we found Kynam in the grafted Kynam trees, all of the grafted Kynam trees can produce Kynam, it is amazing. We are confident that this way is workable. In 2017, we established our Kynam plantation based in Guangdong province, China, planted 600,000 grafted Kynam trees till the year of 2020, and we are planting continuously.

Cultivated Kynam

Cultivated Kynam VS Wild Kynam Comparison
1. Appearance And Texture Assessment
Kynam are known to be rich in oils, they are generally quite soft and pliable. The cultivated Kynam is rich in oils, soft and pliable.
The wild Kynam is more close-grained than cultivated Kynam, cause the cultivated Kynam trees are young and grow fast in the plantation.
2. The Scent
The cultivated Kynam has some of the key notes of wild Kynam.
The scent of cultivated Kynam is not as strong and complex as wild Kynam.
3. The Taste
One of the classic identity testing for Kynam is the numbing sensation when chewed upon, on the tip of the tongue using only the incisors. But numbness aside, the crushed wood also releases a bitter taste followed by a mild Kynam scent after sweetness.
The cultivated Kynam has the same taste as the wild Kynam, but not that strong.
Since the cultivated Kynam formation process is strong and fast without inoculation or chemical, the whole process is organic, the scent is close to wild Kynam. The cultivated Kynam is rich in oils, it is suitable for distilling the essential oils. The cultivated Kynam will play an important role in the Oud oil industry in the near future.

For more details of our Kynam plantation, please see the video in the YouTube, the link as below: