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Clinical herbalist sows natural remedies in Durango

A Quaker summer camp in Pennsylvania got Debra Swanson interested in herbal medicine at a young age. Swanson, the owner of Dancing Willow Herbs on Main Avenue, has been a clinical herbalist for more than over 20 years. “The Quaker camp was a farm camp, and it was about taking care of animals and gardening. I remember going out with the counselors, and they would point out medicinal plants,” Swanson said. “We were chewing on roots and digging up things and it felt so right to me. Being in a rural environment just fed my soul.” The passion led Swanson to open Dancing Willow Herbs, an herbal apothecary, in 1992. “The store started in a cubby in a basement and...

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Herbs for Romance? We've got you covered!

Dancing Willow Herbs carries a beautiful line of products deigned to enhance and support your love life with the finest organic and wild crafted herbs. We have created these blends with love and passion in the hopes of fueling yours! Check these out! Pleasuring Balm Contains Coconut Oil, Shea Butter, Beeswax, Jojoba Oil, Apricot Oil, Kava Extract, Echinacea Extract, Vitamin E Oil, Clove Essential Oil. A nourishing balm that enhances circulation and intimacy. For External Use Only This delightful balm is warming with a hint of cool, tastes sweet and has a kick of clove to excite. The kava cools the urinary tract with a tingly tickle and is complimented by echinacea, that also offers anti- fungal properties. This balm...

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Aromatherapy for the Home

When people walk into the shop, the reaction is almost unanimous. EVERYONE seems to relax just a little and takes a deep breath and comments on how amazing the store smells. We have done our best to naturally bottle this fresh, wholesome, uplifting scent and to create a line of room sprays that are both healthy for your home AND uplifting for the soul. They are all available online! Click the link to order and when you are in town we invite you to stop and 'smell the roses' so to speak. Stay tuned as we feature all of our lovely scents! We know you'll find the one the that sings to you! As always, thank you for supporting your...

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Herbal Healing for Wee Folks

Herbal Healing for Wee Folks No one likes for their child to be sick or in pain! We naturally want to spring into action and fix the problem, but perhaps we aren’t always 100% sure what the proper course of action is. I hope to share with you some simple and time tested solutions for the most common of childhood ailments, but first relax and know deep down that the resiliency of children is remarkable. Most childhood illnesses are a very natural part of growing and living and are no cause for alarm or panic. They are natural reactions to the act of living and usually can be treated at home with a good dose of common sense, and nurturing....

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