Lignosus rhinocerus or commonly known as Tiger milk mushroom is an important medicinal mushroom found in Malaysia. The fungus was known as “Tiger’s milk” mushroom according to the folklore, as it was believed to emerge from the very spot where the milk of a prowling tigers has dropped on the ground. 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. The local community had been using this mushroom as an important medicinal mushroom as back dated even in 1930. 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, stomach cancer, food poisoning, healing wounds and etc.
At the opening of the International Convention on Biotechnology in 2002 in Kuala Lumpur, then former Prime Minister Tun Dato' Seri Dr Mahathir bin Mohamad said that his chronic cough stopped after he consumed Chinese medicine derived from Tiger’s Milk mushroom. The powder is also sometimes mixed with Chinese rice wine and applied topically to treat lumps, sores and boils. There are traditional face creams made from the mushroom, suggesting anti-bacterial properties.
Cordyceps are a type of fungus, better known as a species of edible medicinal, nutritionally beneficial mushrooms. There are multiple species of Cordyceps. The most commonly used species is Sinensis, which is a Cordyceps to be shown to contain the bioactive compound Cordycepin and cordimin. Cordyceps sinensis has been used for centuries in traditional Asian medicine and Chinese medicine, although only as of late that the western medicine has taken notice for its medicinal benefits.
I had suffered from chronic asthma since young and one-day I visited Constant Pharmacy and the Pharmacist recommended me to take Apotec B-Ligno complex, which helps to strengthen lung. I tried the product for one months with dosage of 2 capsules three times and my asthma attack started reduce and I love it and I decided to take it as my daily supplement.
Ms. Crystal Leong, 39 years old
I easily get cough whenever change of weather and each time when I started coughing, it would take minimum 1 month to recover. I have to visit western and chinese doctors at least 3-4 times during the cough attack.
After taken 6-8 capsules each for 3 times a day, I started to feel improvement on respiratory system as in easier to breath and it help to reduce the frequency of cough through out the day. While taking B-Ligno continuously for 5 days I did not take any medication and I fully recovered on the 5th day. Thereafter, I resume taking 2 capsules each time for 3 times a day as usual.