Welcome to the website of 7Song
and the Northeast School of Botanical Medicine


Northeast School of Botanical Medicine

Here you will find information about the school’s programs along with other information pertinent to those interested in herbal medicine. There is a section containing handouts, videos and other information that may be of interest to herbal students. There is a blog with photos and information about plants, herbal medicine, events and travels. And a photo section with photos of the school, wildcrafting trips, animals, plants, places, and nature photos for your perusal.

There is also information on other areas where I am involved such as the Ithaca Free Clinic and herbal first aid.

I hope you find something useful here to whet your herbal or nature appetite.

Meet 7Song

7Song is a clinical herbalist, teacher, and naturalist. In 1981 he began studying plants and herbal medicine and has been engaged and fascinated by them ever since. He started the Northeast School of Botanical Medicine in 1992 where he has been the director and primary teacher. He is one of the founders and a clinical herbalist at the Ithaca Free Clinic, which is an integrated free clinic offering both conventional and holistic modalities. 7Song is a Russian Jew, originally from Long Island, NY, but has been in Ithaca, NY for over 30 years. Along with teaching and clinical work, he enjoys identifying and photographing plants and other critters. 

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7Song’s Herbal Database

This is my ongoing online herbal database. It links medicinal plants, health issues, body systems, plant photos, herbal properties, and other aspects of plants and health. It is a work in progress, with much more work to be done over the years to come. You may want to revisit it in the future as new information will be added and updated. 

It is free and accessible to anyone interested in herbal medicine and health care. I initially started it to help me find herbs for my patients at the Ithaca Free Clinic, but it has morphed into something much bigger.

Please read the Base Notes before using this database, especially about safety. One of my concerns with making this available is the potential that this information can be used in an unsafe and dangerous way. You are entirely responsible for how you use this database. Be cautious and read the opening notes before you start.

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