| Ranunculus has a great action on the skin, especially for skin conditions that tend to form blisters or little vesicles like Herpes zoster. It is the #1 remedy for acute outbreaks of shingles, especially on the ribcage. The blisters often contain a liquid which gives them a bluish color. It helps greatly to relieve the acute, shooting pains, worse when touched, which are typical of shingles, a condition affecting many people under great stress. It also relieves the pain of the shingles around the eye (the opthalmic variation of Herpes zoster).