Turmeric has long been used in Aurveda (the traditional Indian system of medicen) for its antiseptic & healing properties. We in India use turmeric extensively in our cooking. I thought I would share with you the anti-inflammatory properties of turmeric (if you don't already know). You can simply have a cup of warm milk with a spoon of turmeric added to it everyday - it helps! But, I personally have noticed that if I drink just milk everyday my pain tends to increase, so I just dilute the milk with water, add the turmeric and drink, I really do find a difference in my pain levels!
Ginger also has anti-inflammatory properties, again, it is extensively used in every day Indian cooking. You can just crush a piece of ginger and boil it with your tea and drink - it helps a lot!