Dear Friends, customers, clients, and newcomers to the Silver City - Grant County area,

Hello ! I wanted to be sure to let you know that I continue to be available as a practicing clinical herbalist from my home offices, and that I continue to make all the Desert Bloom Herbs products you got to know and love when I operated the Desert Bloom Herbs store front on Bullard street. (1994 - 2003)

Ever since I closing my downtown herb store in the summer of 2003, I have been doing herbal political work behind the scenes, to protect New Mexican's legal access to herbs and to traditional practitioners.

In my practice, I continue to focus more on in-depth herbal consultations, and find that my home offices offer an atmosphere which has no distractions, and a more profound level of service can be offered.

I offer these herbal consultations and other specific services as shown in the fee schedule below. I make every attempt to keep fees low, in order to include those who need some real help, but cannot afford allopathic medicine (standard practice medicine).

More and more people are unable to afford the astronomical costs of health care insurance, or procedures which must be paid for "out of pocket", and this is my attempt to provide a viable alternative... herbs, the medicine of the Natural World. You can
request a professional herbal consultation
by e-mailing me. I will return your correspondence promptly.

If you look in the herbal information section of the site, you'll find links, text and plant image files, in an attempt to help you find accurate information about the world of herbal medicine, which is Humanity's most prevalent form of medical treatment.

My telephone number, 575-388-3542 continues its listing in the phone book under Richard McDonald in the white pages.
We no longer have a yellow pages listing.

When you call during business hours...( Monday thru Friday from 9:00 am until 5:30 p.m. , MOUNTAIN STANDARD TIME),
you will usually reach me in person at home, where I am available for professional herbal consulting, (by appointment only), or to take and fill your special order, once you have become my patient.

My current office setting and new format of working as a "village herbalist" from my home office, located in the midst of an acre-sized perennial herb garden, suits my purposes much better than working in a store with too many interruptions. It is also a better place to train herbal apprentices, and serve the needs of my clients.

I continue to travel often, out into the forests and deserts to collect and photograph the medicinal plants of our region. As a result, you will continue to have natures freshest harvest of herbs, and the expertise developed during my two decades long practice, at your fingertips.

If you are interested in attending herbal field trips, or other classes (including apprenticeships) I offer, please take a look at the classes page to see information about the next herbal excursion, and then call or e-mail us to talk and make arrangements.

If you are interested in helping reactivate the Silver City Herb Guild, give us a call. In the meantime, you can take a look at the Silver City Herb Guild (archives) pages.

If you have purchased products from us in the past, you are already aware of their exceptional quality. I encourage you to continue to use Desert Bloom Herbs "Results-Oriented" products and services to keep yourself and your family healthy.

We wish you a bright, fun future, and hope that we can continue to serve your health care needs

With kind regards,

Richard McDonald, C.H.
Clinical Herbalist
Owner, Desert Bloom Herbs.

e-mail: (phonetically spelled to prevent bot-mail spam)
in Fo at desert bloom herbs dot com

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