Letters in Health & Biological Sciences
A Mini Review on Medicinal Effects of Edible Bird’s Nest
- 1School of Health Sciences, International Medical University, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
- 2School of Pharmacy, Monash University Malaysia, Selangor, Malaysia
Soi Moi Chye, International Medical University, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Tel: 6032731 7220; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Chye, S.M., et al. A Mini Review on Medicinal Effects of Edible Bird’s Nest. (2017) Lett Health Biol Sci 2(1): 65- 67.
© 2017 Chye, S.M. This is an Open access article distributed under the terms of Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Edible bird’s nest is a famous and nutritious food which is well-known among Chinese community. It is made from the saliva of swiftlets. It is consumed for various reasons, including as health tonic, complexion enhancer, asthma alleviator and immune system enhancer. It contains both macronutrients and micronutirents such as carbohydrates, glycoproteins, calcium, sodium, magnesium, zinc, manganese, iron and others. To date, a number of studies have reported on the health benefits of EBN consumption. Hence, this review describes the various medicinal values of EBN.