What is Tiger Milk Mushroom?

According to traditional folklore, the tiger milk mushroom also known as “Cendawan Susu Rimau” or “老虎奶”, is believed to only grow from a spot where the milk of a prowling tiger has dripped.

While we now know that the mushroom has nothing to do with tiger’s milk, the medicinal mushroom has continued to be hailed as Malaysia’s national treasure due to its wide range of health benefits when consumed.

Used as a health tonic in local indigenous communities in Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, South China, Phillippines and Papua New Guinea for over 400 years, the medicinal mushroom has healing properties in more than 15 types of medical ailments, including chronic cough, bronchitis, sinus allergy, asthma, eczema, fever, joint pain, chronic hepatitis, certain cancer, food poisoning and as a general body tonic.

These purported benefits of tiger milk mushroom have been supported by modern research as recent findings have revealed that the mushroom does indeed contain various biological active substances such as 1-3, 1-6 beta glucans, which demonstrate anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, anti-cancer and anti-viral effects

Tiger Milk Mushroom NKT744

As TMM is not a medicine but rather a functional food, it can be hard getting consistent nutritional values from different batches of mushrooms out there as their quality may rely heavily on the environment they have been cultivated in.

To ensure consistent quality and efficacy, researchers have strived to find a stable strain of the mushroom and from their efforts, we now have TMM NKT744 which is a unique USDA organic certified TMM that ensures a standardised delivery and amount of the main therapeutically active compounds found in the mushroom.

These active compounds are total polysaccharides and 1,3 – 1,6 beta glucans. This standardisation ensures that the quality of NKT-744 are reproducible and consistent in every single batch.

Benefits Of Tiger Milk Mushroom

Lung Health

Traditionally used in treating respiratory diseases like chornic cough, sinus allergies and asthma symptoms. TMM helps improve lung health by reducing presence of cells that cause inflammation in the lungs and airways

Anti-Viral & Microbial

TMM helps to bolster the immune system against virus and microbial infections by increasing and enhancing immune responses

Heart and Blood​

TMM has found to have potential in preventing blood clots which help reduce chances of possible stroke or other related cardiovascular diseases

Liver Health ​

Has shown to help reduce the scarring in liver caused by obesity

Joint Health

Thanks to its anti-inflammatory properties, the mushroom has been found to be effective in reducing joint pain caused by illness, injury or age


High in antioxidants, cell damage is prevented as antioxidants help remove harmful free radicals from our body


May help reduce allergies with its ability to reduce extreme immune responses caused by allergens