In contrast to the noble wild salmon there exists another, more commonly consumed fish, that in many ways does not deserve to be named “salmon”, since it has none of the redeeming qualities of wild salmon. Commercial farm-raised salmon is what graces most people’s plates these days, and it is loaded with PCBs, antibiotics, growth hormones, artificial colorings and chemicals, many of which have been linked to cancer, reproductive problems and vision damage in humans.
Contrary to belief, these fish are not high in omega-3, but are high in omega-6 – the fatty acids you do not want more of! This is due in part to feed that salmon would not normally eat (such as soy). The red color found in farmed salmon is due to chemical coloring agents, aimed at masking the grayness of the flesh, which is the result of the unnatural fish feed.


Taste: Sweet

Natural Attributes: Heavy, Oily, sticky

Tissue impact (Vipak): Sweet, nourishing

Thermal impact (Virya): heating

Dosha impact: Decrease Vata, increase Pitta and Kapha

Digestive impact (Agni): relatively hard to digest

Channels (Srotas): closes the channels



Strength (Bala): highly increases strength and immunity

Mind (Manas): Tamas


Chinese five element impact: Water

Chinese medicine syndromes: Kidney Yang Deficiency

Medicinal properties

  • Nourishment (rasa): gaining weight, calming the heart, grounding,  strokes, heart attacks caused by Yang Deficiency
  • Blood-circulation-liver: anemia, cold of the extremities, arterial hardening and deterioration, high blood pressure, migraines
  • Fat:  high cholesterol
  • Reproductive and hormonal systems: fertility, sexual potency
  • Strength:  builds strength
  • Mental:  stress

Harmful for: skin disorders


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