Natural herbs used to eliminate shingles symptoms include capsaicin, a pepper extract for pain relief, and starch baths and colloidal oatmeal baths that help heal irritated skin, states Healthline. Shingles has no cure, but applying cool, wet compresses to blisters relieves pain and itching, according to Mayo Clinic.
People have used capsaicin for hundreds of years to relieve pain. It is available in nonprescription and prescription creams, notes Healthline, as of 2015. Most shingles cases clear up on their own within two to six weeks, and most people experience it only once, although it can reoccur, notes Mayo Clinic. Reducing stress can help to avoid a shingles outbreak.