Turmeric is a very good antiseptic and anti-inflammatory agent. It’s integral spice in Indian curries imparting a wonderful golden hue. It’s a potent anti oxidant too. The chemical responsible for its efficacy is curcumin.
You can use either powdered dry turmeric or grated fresh roots. Brew a teaspoonful in milk, add some sugar or honey and consume it hot. A mug of milk, morning and evening will be helpful. Milk will add to the nutritional value.
Readymade preparations of curcumin are also available in capsule form. You can ask your physician to prescribe it.