The compound curcumin in turmeric has antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving ability.
- Make a paste of ½ teaspoon of turmeric powder and a little mustard oil. Smear the paste all over the affected toe and cover it with a bandage. Repeat 2 or 3 times daily for several days.
- Alternatively, apply antibiotic cream containing curcumin on the tender area and bandage the toe. Reapply 2 or 3 times daily.
- Also, boil 1 teaspoon of turmeric in a glass of milk. Drink it twice daily to reduce pain and speed up the healing process.