Just 24 minutes outside the city of Albuquerque in the East Sandia Mountains of New Mexico, at an elevation of 7420 feet, the wet winter and cold spring have yielded a bounty of herbs. Our guide points out filaree, mullein, hawthorn, dandelion, bear corn, yarrow, clematis, valerian, corydalis, strawberry, wormwood, and verbena among the pines and oaks along the trail.
Information in this blog is presented for educational purposes only. Not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. The use of herbal preparations is not recommended without seeking the advice of a healthcare provider. Substances in herbal preparations may interact with prescription drugs to eliminate therapeutic efficacy or induce toxicity.
Kerilyn Sappington is the founder of Integrative Translations, which specializes in Chinese-to-English medical translation of conventional and complementary medicine.