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Welcome to The Complementary Health Institute

An Online Learning Platform for Heath, Nutrition, Well-Being, Holistic Living, Herbal Medicine and Self Development Courses.


Welcome to CHI, an innovative online training platform for short courses about all aspects of Health, Herbs and Holistic Living.

If you want fresh knowledge about empowered living you’re in the right place. With the help of our courses you can acquire the wisdom to honour yourself and to encourage a self-governing state of joy, vitality, great health and wellbeing.

But it doesn’t stop there.


CHI’s growing resources of online courses makes learning fun and super easy. Better still, you can boost your wisdom at affordable prices.

We believe that knowledge is best served fresh and available to everyone, so that everyone has a chance to benefit from these powerful resources. And to get you started on your health journey (err… to sweeten the deal) we offer a range of free courses too.


Learning should be simple (+ fun). That’s why you can access each course from the comfort of your home. We know you’re busy, that’s why you can move through the lectures at your own pace. So take your time.

What students love the most about the CHI online study platform is that there are no tests or exams. At the completion of each course you will receive a certificate of completion from the CHI Institute.


I-accept-Bitcoin2Online learning comes with bulk benefits, such as:


  • EASE… learn in your own time and pace.
  • COMFORT… study at home.
  • CONTROL… you’re the boss, pick your study hours.
  • AFFORDABILITY… No need for timely and costly work commutes.
  • MORE FREEDOM… because you don’t require travel.
  • ADDITIONAL SKILLS… say hello to self empowerment and new possibilities.

How to enrol in a CHI course?

1. Press any of the course images to read more about that course.

2. Select a course to take, complete payment and we’ll give you immediate access to that course.

3. Proceed through the course in your own time (we give you all the time you need).

When you study with the CHI Online Institute you are taking a giant step forward into governing your own life. Take responsibility for your body, health, mind and spirit, for you and your family… and feel empowered about the life choices you make.


We aim to make these online courses educational, easy and enjoyable.


cornsilkName - Cornsilk
Botanical Name - Zea mays
Family - Poaceae or Graminace
Other Names - Mothers hair, Indian corn, maize jagnog, Turkish corn, yu mi xu, stigmata maydi, sweet corn and maize.
Parts Used - Cornsilk is the collection of the stigmas from the female flowers of the unripe corn or maize. The stigmas measure 4-8 inches and are collected for medicinal use before the plant is pollinated.


The poultice was used for swellings, ulcers and rheumatic pains. The herb was used for nausea and vomiting. The Peruvians use it as a narcotic possibly due to its alkaloid content.


A robust annual growing 2m or more. Stout stem with broad leaves and terminal plume inflorescence of male spikelets and several large lateral bud like inflorescences of female spikelets overlapped with leafy bracts.

Active Constituents

Flavonoids maysin, cholorgenic acid, Volatile oils including terpineol, menthol and thymol. Alkaloids, phytosterols instigmasterol and sitosterol. Also Saponins, mucilage, allantoin, PABA and tannins. Vitamins C and K and Potassium.




Cornsilk has detoxifying properties. It is also known for its relaxing abilities and its diuretic action.
It is  commonly used to treat any infections of the genitor-urinary system, being most indicated for dysuria, cystitis, urethritis, prostatitis and nocturnal enuresis. It is a BHP specific for acute or chronic inflammation of the urinary tract.
Diuresis has been clinically proven with cornsilk, though it is a diuretic that will not eliminate potassium.

It will help with frequent urination, painful urination and blood in the urine. It is a herb indicated for bed wetting problems and reducing and soothing problems associated with kidney stones.

Other uses for it are to help gently reduce odema and the painful swelling from gout and from carpel tunnel syndrome.

Cornsilk has been shown to be useful in reducing the symptoms of arthritis. This could be because of its ability to flush toxins out of the body and in the process cleanse the body.

It is worth considering for using in any prostrate disorders.

Cornsilk is high in Vitamin K which made it useful in controlling bleeding during childbirth. Other not so well know uses were for heart problems, jaundice, malaria and obesity.
Cornsilk is used all around the world, being know to have been used in USA, China, Eurpoe, Haiti, Turkey and Trinidad.
It is also an ingredient if some cosmetic face powders.  

Studies have shown that using cornsilk will help with reducing both blood clotting time and high blood pressure. New studies have also found it beneficial in reducing blood sugar levels.

It is used in china as a choleretic for hepato-biliary disease and oedema.

Cornsilk can be applied topically to help heal wounds, it contain allantoin, the same compound that is found in comfrey. This makes it valuable for all wounds and especially skin ulcers.


Decoction: use 2-8g tds  Tincture:(1:5 (25%) take 5 - 15 ml of the tincture three times a day. Fluid Extract: (25%) 4 – 8ml three times daily.


Cornsilk is safe when taken in proper doses. There are no other know cautions or contra-indications for cornsilk.


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