Cherry angioma is a common, non-cancerous skin condition which occurs in the form of mole-like growths on the skin. The skin growths marking Cherry angioma can occur on any part of the body, appearing like red- or purple-colored bumps (lesions or papules). This skin condition can be effectively managed with the help of herbal/Ayurvedic formulations. Some beneficial herbal formulations for managing Cherry angioma are offered by Planet Ayurveda herbal manufacturing company.
Cherry angioma is a commonly-occurring angioma (benign tumor) which generally affects adults. The angioma appears as a smooth, cherry-red skin growth that results from an atypical proliferation or overgrowth of small blood vessels (capillaries).
Cherry angiomas are flat or raised red moles which can develop anywhere on the body. However, the moles mostly appear on the trunk of the body, and largely affect the arms, legs, chest, stomach, and back. In some cases, the moles can also appear on the scalp. The size of the moles can vary, though they normally have a diameter of 1-2 millimeters. As the moles increase in size, their shape looks like a dome with a flat top.
Cherry angioma was first described as a benign skin condition by British surgeon Campbell de Morgan in the 19th century. The condition – characterized by red or purple spots made up of blood vessels – is also called Campbell de Morgan spots. In addition, the condition is also commonly known by some other names, such as Cherry hemangioma, and Senile angioma.
Cherry angioma is considered harmless and non-cancerous skin growth that can affect up to 50% of adults. The red moles believed to be associated with aging, particularly affect adults aged more than 40 years. The number and size of the red moles tend to increase as the affected individual advances in age.
Cherry Angioma: Causes
The exact cause behind the occurrence of Cherry angioma is not known. Nonetheless, some of the possible causes that can lead to the condition are:
- Genetic factors (specifically, somatic mutations in GNAQ and GNA11 genes)
- Exposure to chemicals and compounds like bromides, cyclosporine, and mustard gas
- Significantly increased density of mast cells
- Hormonal factors (increased ‘prolactin’ hormone in women after child-birth).
Cherry Angioma: Symptoms
The most prominent symptom of Cherry angioma is the appearance of bright red or purple moles on any part of the body. Some of the features of the red moles are:
- Round or oval shape
- Differently sized – ranging from a small spot to a big bump
- Smooth/flat dot in the initial stages
- Raised bump-like appearance as the size of the red mole becomes bigger
- Occasional bleeding from the red moles (because of external factors, such as skin irritation caused by clothing).
Cherry Angioma: Ayurvedic Treatment
Cherry angioma, indicates the condition of benign skin growths and sometime it may lead to skin cancer. Normally people do not require treatment but due to cosmetic reasons, some affected individuals desire the removal of the moles. They have to undergo surgery but it may cause side effects.
Other than cosmetic reasons, red moles may sometimes require special medical attention, especially if they start bleeding, change in appearance, or cause discomfort. Furthermore, a sudden outbreak of numerous red moles may indicate another kind of angioma which can potentially indicate a health complication, like liver damage.
Cherry angioma can be managed naturally with Ayurvedic (herbal) products. Some extremely beneficial herbal products for natural management of Cherry angioma are available from Planet Ayurveda. These products are:
The preparation of these capsules involves the use of a standardized extract of Manjistha herb (Rubia cordifolia). The herb is widely used in Ayurvedic formulations because of its anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, anti-microbial, antispasmodic, astringent, blood-purifying, and immunity-boosting properties.
The use of Manjistha capsules is beneficial for patients suffering from Cherry angioma because the capsules can manage different types of skin problems, eliminate toxins from the body, manage blood disorders, reduce inflammation, and pacify the Pitta dosha.
Dosage: 2 capsules, two times a day.
2. Gandhak Rasayan
A combination of Shuddh Gandhak (Purified Sulphur) and several potent herbs and natural ingredients are used for preparing these tablets. The ingredients include Guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia), Amalaki (Emblica officinalis), Bibhitaki (Terminalia bellerica), Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), Patra (Cinnamomum tamala), Cinnamon (Cinnamomum zeylanicum), Ela (Elettaria cardamomum), Nagakeshara (Mesua ferrea), Bhringaraja (Eclipta alba), Shunti (Zingiber officinalis), Godugdha (Cow milk), and Sita (Sugar Syrup). The ingredients of these tablets are widely known for their anti-viral, anti-bacterial, and anti-microbial, and anti-inflammatory properties.
Cherry angioma can be managed with these tablets because of the ability of the natural ingredients to treat skin ailments, manage fungal infections, relieve the itchiness of the skin, purify the blood, relieve burning sensation on the skin, and balance the body’s Vata, Pitta, and Kapha doshas.
Dosage: 2 tablets, two times a day.
3. Liver Detox Formula
Several potent herbs, with proven liver detoxification properties, are used for the preparation of these capsules. The herbs include Punarnava (Boerhaavia diffusa), Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), Katuki (Picrorhiza kurroa), Kalmegh (Andrographispaniculata), Makoy (Solanumnigrum), Kasni (Cichorium intybus), Biranjasipha (achillea millefolium), Jhavuka (Tamarix gallica), and Himsra (Capparisspinosa).
The use of Liver Detox capsules is beneficial for managing Cherry angioma because the capsules can cleanse and detoxify the liver, maintain healthy liver function, manage skin disorders, reduce cholesterol levels, and ensure overall good health by providing adequate amounts of healthy nutrients to the body.
Dosage: 2 capsules, two times a day.
4. Cucumber Toner and Cleopatra Anti Ageing Body Butter
Cucumber Toner and Cleopatra Butter are high-quality cosmetic formulations which can promote healthy skin. Cucumber Toner contains the goodness of cucumber which has proven skin benefits, while Cleopatra Butter is prepared from a combination of skin-enhancing ingredients like Almond Oil, Shea Butter, Glycerin, Aloe Vera Extract, Jojoba Oil, Olive Oil, Wheat Germ Oil, Olea Europaea Oil, and Propylene Glycol.
The use of Cucumber Toner and Cleopatra Butter is beneficial for managing Cherry angioma because these formulations can tone and hydrate the skin, promote skin elasticity, and increase the production of collagen and elastin.
Application: Cucumber Toner should be applied regularly during the day; Cleopatra Butter should be applied at night.
The herbal products available from Planet Ayurveda can effectively manage Cherry angioma in a safe and natural manner. The products are prepared from 100% pure herbs and other herbal ingredients. The products do not contain any chemicals, preservatives, additives, binders, fillers, or artificial colors. However, it is advised that patients suffering from Cherry angioma should use the products in consultation with an Ayurveda expert.