EBN is the nest of the swift that is made from swiftlets saliva, where the process of harvesting takes time, laborious to prepare and they are sourced and extracted from the most natural methods, thus, making it expensive for many to enjoy. The therapeutic effects of EBN, including replenishing deficiency and expelling phlegm, were recorded in Chinese ancient literature first published in 1695. Traditional Chinese Practitioners advocate EBN in many medical reasons, among them for treating illnesses such as asthma and bronchitis, while it is also known to rejuvenate the skin for anti-aging purposes.
Hormone-like substances such as mitogen and avian epithelial growth is found in EBN. These substances stimulate cell division and reputed rejuvenating properties. For these therapeutic and beauty-rejuvenating applications, the EBN is much in demand. Scientific research has found that the edible bird nest contains protein, carbohydrate, elements of calcium, phosphorus, iron, sodium, potassium, iodine and 18 types of amino acids that have healing effects, as well as promote growth and development of body.