@fBoyle-- If you don't like turmeric, you can also use ginger, licorice or garlic. All of these have anti-inflammatory properties as well.
If you're looking for something that you can use topically, then I recommend witch hazel. It is a tonic but it also reduces swelling.
Vitamin E is another powerful anti-inflammatory. You can take the supplements or eat foods rich in vitamin E. If you take the supplements, make sure that the vitamin E is natural and not synthetic.