Edible Bird's Nest is the nest of the Aerodramus swiftlet birds. They are highly prized for their rarity, nutritional content, and health properties.
In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Bird's Nest is classified as a tonic. Ancient Chinese Medicine text reveals that Bird's Nest improves the immune system, prevents aging, enhances skin complexion, aids in recovery from chronic illnesses, prevents respiratory ailments (colds, flu, cough, and asthma), promotes digestive health, and stimulates the lungs and kidneys.
Modern science and medicine shows that Bird's Nest is an excellent source of sialic acids and certain antioxidants. There are increasing numbers of preliminary clinical studies that show that Bird’s Nest may have immuno-protective, anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties to prevent certain respiratory diseases such as flu and cough. Some studies have also shown that Bird's Nest extract maybe effective for the improvement of bone health and skin aging in humans.