If you are looking to teach yourself and grow your own anti-inflammatory herbs, you may find the list of books I recommend to my apprentices helpful. You can find it at http://kitchenherbwife.blogspot.com/2011/02/what-to-read-when.html.
I also have a blog post about healing broken bones which people have found useful. http://kitchenherbwife.blogspot.com/2010/02/herbal-support-for-broken-bones.html.
If you're looking for herbs to grow and make friends with for your many conditions, you may like to consider plantain, calendula, chamomile and marshmallow as four to start with. Plantain you can wildcraft and the other three are very easy to grow yourself. Aloe vera is a wonderful herb, but it does have to be grown indoors in our climate and it takes several years for a plant to grow large enough for you to start harvesting from.
I would still urge you to seek support in treating yourself from someone who is knowledgable. It's easier if you can talk to someone face to face (and it doesn't have to include money changing hands) but failing that, join one of the many useful internet forums such as Henriette Kress's medicinal herb email list, Susan Weed's Wisewoman Forum or Rebecca Hartmann's Herbwifery Forum.