128.7Song – Herbal First Aid for Large Groups

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First aid is vital to the survival of our species. Our guest, 7Song, herbalist at the Ithaca Free Clinic and education specialist at the Northeast School of Botanical Medicine has been leading the way in the herbal first aid movement. Although herbalists have been first responders in emergency situations since civilization begun, the newest resurgence in herbalists serving side by side with EMTs in large scale festival first aid tents has largely been due to 7Song’s work. He has published protocols for public consumption on herbal first aid and the results are revolutionary. In this interview, 7Song shares how he has been working with the public to do responsible herbal first aid. He answers some of most common questions that herbalists want to know about stepping into the care giving role in first aid situations. He gives list of the botanical medicine that he relies on for a healthy backbone for his travel kits as he shares his ground breaking work with the world.

7Song’s Herbal Tincture First Aid Bag


Sinus Draining Neti Pot Recipe

  • 1 tsp glycerine
  • 2 tsp sea salt
  • 2 cups warm water

Mix well and pour into neti pot for immediate use.


Further References

Special Thanks to the Herbal Academy for including Real Herbalism Radio on their list of Best Herbal Podcasts. Join podcast cohost Sue Sierralupe at the Traditional Roots Herbal Conference in Portland, OR May 18-20th, 2018. Thanks to the Journal of Functional Herbalism for their excellent work and inclusion of Real Herbalism Radio as a resource.

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7song is the herbal practitioner and Director of Holistic Medicine at the Ithaca Free Clinic in Ithaca New York. He is also the director, founder and teacher of The Northeast School of Botanical Medicine. He shares his knowledge by teaching at schools and conferences throughout the United States. His handouts and video links are important tools for clinical herbalists around the world to establish a firm footing in integrated herbal medicine.

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