Legend of Tiger Milk Mushroom
The Milk of Tiger?

Tiger Milk Mushroom, according to Malaysian folklore, was grown from the spot where the tigress dropped its milk while feeding the cubs and hence the name Tiger Milk Mushroom came to be.

But do you know that Tiger Milk Mushroom is a wonderful tropical medical mushroom? It belongs to the Polyporaceae family, one of the most important medicinal mushrooms used by natives in Southeast Asia.

Lignosus rhinocerus, or more commonly known as the Tiger Milk Mushroom, hailed as Malaysian national treasure, has been recognized as one of the most popular medicinal mushrooms used by indigenous communities for more than 400 years.

Find out more on the Malaysian Lost Treasure here!

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    Tiger Milk Mushroom's Legend According to Malaysian folklore, it was believed that Tiger Milk Mushroom grows at the very spot where the mother tiger spilled her milk during lactation.

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    Growing Behaviour of TMM Unlike most if not all other mushroom species which mainly grow in troops or dense clusters, you’ll only find wild Tiger Milk Mushroom one stalk at a time.
    What makes it precious and rare is that you won’t find another stalk within a radius of 5km.
    Even the indigenous people living in the jungle would take months to locate just one stalk. And that is if they are lucky.

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    Tiger Milk Mushroom Geography Wild Tiger Milk Mushroom can only be found in the rain forest at:
    Malaysia / Indonesia / Thailand / Philippines / Papua New Guinea.
    As a result of its unique growth habit, wild TMM is rare and difficult to discover it today.

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    Tiger Milk Mushroom Stamp Papua New Guinea once published a series of stamp with theme of mushroom. One of the stamps in this collections is Tiger Milk Mushroom !

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    Aborigines with Tiger Milk MushroomThe aborigines believed that Tiger Milk Mushroom is rare and difficult to find, and only the lucky aborigines are able to find it.

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    Traditonal Use of TMMTiger Milk Mushroom has been used traditionally as a health tonic by the aborigines or natives for its healing properties on more than 15 types of medical ailments including cough, asthma, bronchitis, ezcema etc.

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    Tiger Milk Mushroom's SclerotiaThe medicinal value of Tiger Milk Mushroom lies entirely in its sclerotium. Even if you are lucky to find one, chances are it would have sprouted out from the ground with its stem and caps which would have depleted most if not all of the medicinal properties found in the underground tuber or sclerotium.

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    Tesaurus Bahasa MelayuTiger Milk Mushroom, or known as "kulat susu rimau" in Malay language, has also been recorded in one of the famous dictionary in Malaysia

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    TMM Europe John EverlynTiger Milk Mushroom has more than 400 years history in medical use, as quoted and called as “Lac Tygridis” by John Everlyn, a European government servant, in his “The Diary of John Everlyn” in 1664.

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    TMM Henry Father of RubberSir Henry Nicholas Ridley, the Father of Malaya’s rubber industry, had put on record in 1890, saying that Tiger Milk Mushroom was an important medicinal mushroom used by the local communities.
    He even attempted to cultivate it but failed.

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    Tun Dr. Mahathir Chronic Cough cure-The Prime Minister’s Secret Chronic Cough Remedy-
    Being a western trained medical doctor, Tun Dr.Mahathir was unable to find any drugs to cure his chronic cough until his friend persuaded him to take Tiger Milk Mushroom.
    (Keynote address at the 2010 International Biotechnology Convention )

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    TMM Dr Tan Chon SengDr Tan Chon Seng, a researcher with MARDI (Malaysia Agricultural Research & Development Institute) spent 8 years with his team, to discover the secret in the cultivation method of this amazing tropical fungus - Tiger Milk Mushroom.

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    LiGNO CompanyLigno Biotech is the world's first Tiger Milk Mushroom cultivation expert which injected new life back to this rare medicinal mushroom by successfully cultivate it using an in house developed proprietary formula in a controlled environment.