The Science: Lignosus Tigris (Tiger Milk)

The Tiger Milk Mushroom is an important medicinal mushroom in Southeast Asia and has been consumed frequently by the natives as a cure for various illnesses. [1] The history of usage for tiger milk mushrooms dates back 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 a general tonic. In Hong Kong and China, the Tiger milk mushroom is a costly traditional medicine utilized to treat 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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[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