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Edible bird’s nest: extraction and pharmacological

Volume 1, Issue 1, October 2016    |    PP. 1-20    |PDF (563 K)|    Pub. Date: November 17, 2016
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Qianwen Li, College of Pharmacy, JiNan University, P. R. China
Yueling Yuan, College of Pharmacy, JiNan University, P. R. China
Ronghua Zhang, College of Pharmacy, JiNan University, P. R. China
Li Yang, College of Pharmacy, JiNan University, P. R. China
Li Han, Hospital of JiNan University, P. R. China
Tiange Cai, College of Life Sciences, LiaoNing University, P. R. China
Yu Cai, College of Pharmacy, JiNan University, P. R. Chinal; Cancer Research Institute of JiNan University, P. R. China

Abstract:Edible bird’s nests (EBNs) are nests built with saliva and feather by swiftlets (Apodidiae) in the breeding season. It is one of the precious Chinese traditional medicines that are reported to have high economic and medicinal values. Biological activity and pharmacological effects of EBN has attracted more attention with the consumption of EBN increasing in recent years. we summarized and analyzed the extraction and pharmacological effects of the edible bird's nest in recent 5 years. To provide the basis for further study on mechanism of pharmacological effects of edible bird's nest. The edible bird's nest contains protein, amino acids, carbohydrates and minerals. The different extraction in the edible bird's nest is not the same. EBN not only can be used to anti-aging, antioxidant, anti-virus, anti-inflammatory, immune promoting, regulation of intestinal flora. but also can be used to prevent osteoarthritis, improve bone strength in postmenopausal women, improve corneal injury, improve cell apoptosis, prevent high fat diet induced insulin resistance. This article reviewedthe extraction and pharmacological effects of the edible bird's nest. At last, this article prospected research directions in order to provide a basis for further study on EBN.

edible bird's nest, extraction , pharmacological effects.

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Qianwen Li, Yueling Yuan, Ronghua Zhang, Li Yang, Li Han, Tiange Cai, Yu Cai, Edible bird’s nest: extraction and pharmacological, SCIREA Journal of Medicine. Vol. 1 , No. 1 , 2016 , pp. 1 - 20 .


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