No annual is more cheerful or easier to grow than marigolds. These flowers are the spendthrifts among annuals, showing a wealth of gold, copper and brass into our summer and autumn gardens. The flower’s popularity derives in part from its ability to bloom brightly all summer long. And, farmers and gardeners alike have long known that marigolds make important companion plants all over the garden. Not only does the scent of the marigold repel animals and insects, but the underground workings of the marigold will repel nematodes (microscopic worms) and other pests for up to 3 years.
However, Scientist Roger Salmonson discovered that the marigold--specifically the calendula oil that is derived from the plant’s fresh flowers--has medicinal value that far exceeds that of its more common holistic uses for treating eczema, scars, cracked skin, rashes, cuts and grazes. By actually changing the molecular structure of the oil through a proprietary process that was years and millions of dollars in the making, Salmonson discovered that the calendula oil, when combined with certain other natural oils and essences, can ease many forms of pain.
Neuroquell®, the company's cornerstone product (and the rest of Claire Ellen's products) is applied topically, and works by inhibiting or stopping the nerve impulse signals as they travel from one nerve to another. Says Salmonson, “We found a safe, reliable way to cause the nerve endings of these cells to separate from one another, and “retreat” towards their own cell bodies. And since all pain-inducing nerve cells function in the same way, it doesn’t matter where the pain is located--since it is working on the nerves in the area applied.” User testimony has noted that Neuroquell® has relieved neck; back; arm; knee; leg and shoulder pain; neuralgia; shingles; arthritis; neuropathies; headaches and migraines; bursitis; bee stings, bug bites and more. Salmonson and his Westborough, MA-based Claire Ellen Products have sold literally tens of thousands of bottles of “Neuroquell®” to pain sufferers throughout the World, from Australia to Arkansas, solely through word-of-mouth promotion and these testimonials.
As a result of these successes, the company has opened a new production and distribution center, hired new employees and christened this new URL to offer product information, product sales, and the actual voices of users from throughout the World extolling the benefits of the product. The company's blog, “Best Pain Relief”, encourages product (and non-product) users alike to post/share their stories and their tips to how best relieve pain. Continues Salmonson,“My focus for the past 15 years has been to develop topical medications for both chronic and acute pain relief that do not have the side effects--or costs--associated with many of today’s most popular prescription and over-the-counter pain relievers. Our growth is so exciting, in part because it validates my hopes, and in part because it eases pain and suffering”