Crabs and Chinese medicineJune 23, 2009
Below is a description of the energetic qualities of crab meat according to Chinese medicine. From the book Healing with Whole Foods, Oriental Traditions and Modern Nutrition by Paul Pitchford.
Thermal nature: neutral
Flavor: sweet and salty
Properties: Nurtures the yin, moistens dryness; used in the treatment of bone fractures and dislocations, poison ivy, and burns. In quantity, it has a toxic effect. Contraindicated in conditions of wind (strokes, nervousness, spasm, etc.) and during exterior conditions such as the onset of the common cold.