Herbs ... a natural remedy

Jane Burk and daughter Rachel have opened Twig Woman Herbs in Mancos. Enlargephoto

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Jane Burk and daughter Rachel have opened Twig Woman Herbs in Mancos.

Jeanne Archambeault

Mancos Times editor

Jane Burk of Twig Woman Herbs believes in natural medicine, and her herbs are a big part of that.

Ive been into natural medicine for about 20 years, she said. I got involved in it because, well, I have a family and the medications I was giving them werent working. So, Ive been educating myself, with the help of some phenomenal herbalist friends.

Burks new store is inside Geeks on Grand, 145 Grand Ave. in Mancos.

Burk has dry herbs that can be used in a variety of ways, essential oils, and tinctures.

I believe I have the best tincture in the Four Corners area, said Burk.

She also has a fairly good library of used books that she makes available for anyone to use for research or borrowing.

One of my primary goals is to educate people on alternative health, she said. Burk said that educating ourselves and taking responsibility for our own health is what we need to do to stay healthy.

Theres always so much to learn, and Im always finding new things out about herbs, she said. There is a lot that Im not familiar with yet.

She likes to learn about each herb and what herb goes with which one.

I think God put these things here to heal us and help us, she said. The herbs work with your body and help to get it back on track.

Burk is not a naturopathic doctor; she merely likes to help people however she can with her knowledge and research.

All I can do is make suggestions and tell what has worked for me and what Ive learned, Burk said.

At her Grand Opening on Dec. 7, which will coincide with the Geeks on Grands Holiday Open House, Burk will have her inventory marked down considerably.

She and her daughter, Rachel, are co-owners of the business and can be found on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TwigWomanHerbs.