In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), bird’s nest is considered as having a neutral (neither hot nor cold) energetic property with special influence on the lungs, kidneys and stomach. It is traditionally known that bird’s nest with whiter appearance is superior for the lungs, having the ability to reduce phlegm, while those orange-reddish ones are excellent for skin problems.
Bird’s nest is a superior health food in many ways. The proteins found in bird’s nest, being easily digestible, can be used for convalescing (recovering from serious illness) patients. It is also widely consumed during pre and post-natal periods. For beauty care, it has been used to reduce or eliminate liver spots in the elderly, improve complexion and manage skin irritations in babies and adults.