Ayurveda & Yoga

ESR Diet

How to Reduce ESR in Blood with Diet Plan Change

Abnormal ESR will help diagnose a medical condition, but it is not a reliable proof. Other tests are also necessary to
confirm the right diagnosis. The most common causes of high ESR are:
• Pregnancy
• Anemia
• Kidney diseases
• Thyroid diseases
• Rheumatoid arthritis
• Lupus
• Giant cell arteritis
• Allergic vasculitis
• Necrotizing vasculitis
• Cancer
• Polymyalgia rheumatic
• Rheumatic fever
• Severe skin infections
• Bone infections
• Tuberculosis, etc.
Treating the underlying cause that has affected the ESR is essential when trying to lower it. Consult your doctor
anytime when your ESR is higher than normal. Luckily, specific diets can help you lower ESR.
1. Cancer Diet
If the reason of your high ESR is cancer, you will want to add healthy foods rich in antioxidants to your diet. It is well
known that antioxidants attack the free radicals which tend to damage the cells all over your body. Eating certain
types of food which are rich in antioxidants will inhibit cancer cell growth.
Foods rich in antioxidants include different kind of fruits and vegetables, such as avocados, carrots, peppers,
grapes, kale, tomatoes, cruciferous vegetables, mushrooms, raspberries, garlic, turmeric, nuts, figs, soy products,
rosemary, sweet potatoes, etc.


  1. Inflammation Diet
    Certain types of food can help you reduce the inflammation and the levels of ESR as well. Foods high in
    antioxidants can help you reduce the inflammation. We have already mentioned them in the cancer diet, so make
    sure to include them in your daily diet for a better health. How to reduce ESR in blood? Eating omega-3 fatty acids
    as well as olive oil will help you reduce the inflammation in your body. Use them as much as possible.
    However, it is good to know that certain types of food can make your inflammation worse. These are foods that
    contain higher amounts of saturated fatty acids or trans fat as well as foods that contain simple refined sugars. Be
    sure to avoid them in cases of inflammation.
    More Natural Remedies to Reduce Inflammation
    1. Use Herbs
    Do you have a high erythrocyte sedimentation rate? Here are a few of the herbs that combat inflammation:
    • Ginger
    Paradols, shogaols, gingerols and zingerone are four compounds of ginger with great anti-inflammatory properties.
    These compounds also reduce the pain-inducing prostaglandins in the body.
    • Turmeric
    Curcumin is a compound of turmeric that protects the liver and works as an antioxidant at the same time. It helps to
    reduce the levels of histamine to combat inflammation.
    • Cayenne

Cayenne and other hot peppers contain capsaicin. This compound blocks the COX-2 enzyme which contributes
to the inflammation process.
• Oregano
Polyphenols and bioflavonoids are important compounds of oregano. They help inhibit the production of free
radicals and fight their damage within the body. The fewer free radicals you have, the less inflammation you will
• Basil
How to reduce ESR in blood? Eat basil. Eugenol is the most known compound of Basil with great anti-inflammatory
properties. Eugenol also gives the distinctive test and smell to this herb.
• Garlic
Garlic has anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties due to several sulfur compounds that it contains. Garlic
also reduces the risk of a heart attack and helps fight off cancer.
• White Willow Bark
This herb contains a compound called salicin, a similar compound to the one that Aspirin contains. However, the
anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving effects of white willow bark are longer lasting than those of Aspirin.
2. Drink Fluid
A state of constant dehydration can cause serious problems to your health, one of which is inflammation. It is
recommended to consume about 1 to 2 liters of water daily. However, remember that in certain cases you will need

more than normal. If you are very physically active, pregnant or breastfeeding, you will need more than 2 liters of
water a day.
3. Exercise Regularly
How to reduce ESR in blood? Engage in physical activity. Regular exercise is very important for the well-being of
your body. 20 to 30 minutes of physical activity will boost your immune system and speed up the recovery process
in cases of inflammation.
4. Have Adequate Sleep
It is recommended to get 7 to 9 hours of sleep every night. In cases of not getting enough sleep, especially in
chronic cases, inflammation occurs. As we all know, the body heals while we are asleep. Not sleeping as much as
needed will just prolong the recovery time or make the inflammation get worse.
By Natural Look Remedies
Dr Amarjit Singh