About Birdnest – its benefits

Swallow’s nest or Bird’s nest, in Latin is known as Collocalia fuciphaga, is both precious and nourishing. Hundreds of years after bird nests had been accepted as a kind of precious food in China, it was well known to the Chinese that they have medical and health enhancing effects. It is the saliva of swallows which contain the elements which can stimulate cell and epidermal growth. Traditionally, it is strongly believed that bird’s nest can fortify the lungs and pancreas for being a substance that slows down the aging process, a rejuvenating agent. Bird nest nourishes yin to maintain skin tone, tonifies qi and reinforce the system, strengthens the lungs and prevents coughing, vitalizes the constitution and prolongs life. It is used to treat consumptive diseases, tuberculosis, cough and phlegm-dyspnea ( difficult breathing), asthma, hemoptysis (coughing blood), hematoma (mass of clotted blood that forms in a tissue, organ, or body space as a result of a broken blood vessel), prolonged dysentery, chronic malaria, dysphagia (difficulty in swallowing), hiccups, regurgitation and general weakness. Bird nest needs to be consumed consistently in order to gain its astonishing benefits.

Modern researches revealed that bird nests contained mainly biologically active protein, which has revitalizing effects to human body. It contain small amount of epidermal growth factor which directly stimulate cell growth/regeneration and enhance the effectiveness of mitogen i.e initiator in cell division. The active protein in the nest makes it a very beneficial tonic for people with weak digestion system especially elderly people and those that need a very rapid cell regeneration and development such as pregnant women and growing children etc. One of the most recent published researches is done by biochemist, Dr. Kong Yun Cheong, at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (www.cuhk.hk). His research confirms the high content of water-soluble glycol-protein in Swallow nests that promotes cell division within the immune system. Above all of them, swallow nest is the source of acid of amino completely. In the nest, it contains about 17 acids of amino esensial, semi esensial and non esensial. It is developed by researches in the west, nowadays, as opponent of cancer or stroke. Minerals of swallow nest do not fail efficacious to support body activity. There are also traces of minerals such as calcium, iron, phosphorus, potassium, natrium, sulphur, sodium, fat, kaium, hexasamine and vitamin B1 etc.