The Tiger Milk Mushroom is an important medicinal mushroom in Southeast Asia and has been consumed frequently by the natives as a cure for a variety of illnesses. [1] The history of usage for tiger milk mushroom dated back to almost 400 years ago.[2] Local Malay and Chinese traditional practitioners have used it to treat leukemia, cervical cancer, intestinal ulcer disease, kidney disease, body swelling, fever, asthma, and consumed as general tonic. In Hong Kong and China, the Tiger milk mushroom is a costly traditional medicine utilized for the treatment of gastric ulcers and liver-related diseases, such as hepatitis and cancer. [3] Aqueous extract of Tigers milk mushroom contained NGF-like compound/s that enhanced neurite outgrowth activity. [4]

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Mushroom research:

[1] Kong, B.-H., Tan, N.-H., Fung, S.-Y., Pailoor, J., Tan, C.-S., & Ng, S.-T. (2015, October 21). Nutritional composition, antioxidant properties, and toxicology evaluation of the sclerotium of Tiger Milk Mushroom Lignosus tigris cultivar E. Retrieved from

[2] Shin-Yee Fung, C.-S. T. (1970, January 1). The Bioactivity of Tiger Milk Mushroom: Malaysia’s Prized Medicinal Mushroom. Retrieved from < a href=”″>

[3] Kong, Boon-Hong, Tan, Nget-Hong, Fung, Shin-Yee, & Jayalakshmi. (2016, July 25). Sub-Acute Toxicity Study of Tiger Milk Mushroom Lignosus tigris Chon S. Tan Cultivar E Sclerotium in Sprague Dawley Rats. Retrieved from

[4] Eik, Lee-Fang, Naidu, Murali, David, Pamela, … Vikineswary. (2011, December 6). Lignosus rhinocerus (Cooke) Ryvarden: A Medicinal Mushroom That Stimulates Neurite Outgrowth in PC-12 Cells. Retrieved from