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History[ edit ] The tiger milk mushroom was first reported in when a European government agent was given this product upon sailing to the South East Asian Region.

In his publication, Evelyn also recorded that this fungus was used by the local people to treat diseases for which European doctors found no cure. In the same year, this fungus was scientifically documented by Mordecai Cubitt Cooke who named it as Fomes rhinocerotis based on a specimen found in Penang.

Botanical Description[ edit ] Lignosus rhinocerus has a centrally stipulate pileus. Their growth is solitary, and can find only one fruit body at a time.

The presence of this sclerotium can only be seen when the mushroom sprouts. Aborigines also boil it with Tongkat ali and used it as general tonic to strengthen the body. Several studies have been initiated to examine its safety and biopharmacological efficacy in order to validate its enthobotanical claims. Preclinical toxicological evaluation of the cultivated sclerotium of Lignosus rhinoceros tested on rats have shown the treatment did not establish any pathological changes in the liver, kidney, heart, spleen, and lung and also had no adverse effect on the fertility of the subject nor induce tetratogenic effect on their offspring.

The inconsistent supply of raw material and uneven harvest quality, coupled with lack of research, prevents further exploration and study into the possible health potential of the traditional health tonic.


Health benefits of wild Tiger’s Milk mushroom

It is different from Lignosus sacer, a name used in the early 19th century. In the year , studies done by local researchers showed that out of a total of 38 types of edible wild mushrooms in Malaysia, 19 types were used for medicinal purposes by the rural and indigenous communities Chang and Lee, Besides as a tonic to maintain health, this fungus was believed to have more than 15 medicinal usages according to the different tribes. This included treatment for fever, cough, asthma, breast cancer, food poisoning, healing wounds and etc. The underground fungus tuber or sclerotia will remain there for months, years or decades. The mushroom will only sprout out from the ground when nature calls. The underground sclerotium is the part with medicinal value.


WO2016076702A3 - Cultivation method for lignosus rhinocerus - Google Patents

Abstract Lignosus rhinocerotis Tiger milk mushroom is an important folk medicine for indigenous peoples in Southeast Asia. We previously reported its de novo assembled The FIP-Lrh of amino acids Its predicted 3-dimensional model has identical folding patterns to FIP-fve and contains a partially conserved and more positively charged carbohydrates binding pocket. Overexpression of a In the same fungi family as Ling Zhi and Reishi mushroom, Tiger milk mushroom or scientifically known as Lignosus rhinocerotis, is one of the most popular medicinal mushrooms in Malaysia and specifically sought after by the Semai aborigine 1.

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