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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.


- Urticaceae

Nettle is ruled by the planet mars, the element fire and male gender.
Other Names: Naughty Man’s Plaything, Stinging Leaf, Hoky-poky, Devil’s Apron.


Nettle is native to Europe and Asia, though is now found through out the world. Nettle was once quite popular in the kitchen. In the 17th Century in Britain nettle pottage was a favourite dish, nettle soup and pudding were also popular in Scotland. In the country nettle beer was drunk, especially for gout and rheumatism. Romans where believed to introduce the stinging plant into Britain after they had experienced the damp and wet climate. They used the shoots to chastise themselves to increase their circulation and keep warm(sounds like fun).According to the Romans they believed nettle grew in places where the earth fairy had openings leading into the underground fairy passages.
The Anglo-Saxon name Netel is derived from the Dutch word for needle, referring to the sharp sting.


The perennial or annual plant is harvested when the plant is just before full flower. For the annual nettle (urens) this is late Autumn to Spring and for the perennial nettle (dioica) during the summer months. The annual nettle will grow readily from seed and will self seed and possible spread vigorously during the winter months. The perennial nettle is easily propagated by rhizome and will spread as far as the water allows it to.


Histamine, formic acid, acetylcholine, serotonin, carbonic acid, flavonoids – quercetin, kaempferol and isorhamnetin, vanillic acid, vallinin, glucoquinones and tannins.
Vitamins and minerals including high amounts of Silica, Iron, Vit A, B, and C

Actions and Indications Dosage:

•    Anti-haemorrhagic
•    Astringent
•    Diuretic
•    Tonic
•    Nutritive
•    Circulatory stimulant
•    Galactagogue
•    Hypoglycaemic

Nettle is a great all round tonic. All parts of the plant can be used medicinally.
The high vitamin C content prevents scurvy and helps the iron content in the plant being properly absorbed into the body.
Nettle helps to eliminate the body of uric acid and hence help to relieve gout and arthritis, as history has stated so many times. This is heightened with it’s diuretic effect. It has proved beneficial in the treatment of prostatitis, helping to significantly reduce the size of the prostate. The ariel parts also show to be anti-bacterial
Nettle root has also proven to be anti-fungal.
The astringent nature of nettle will help stop bleeding, and the whole nature of the herb helps the perfusion of tissues to help keep nutrients in and remove wastes out.
It is great for any sort of debility, malnutrition as well as pregnancy. Recent studies show that it may be beneficial in the treatment of cancers.
The fresh juice is a great tonic for anaemia and debilitated conditions as well as helping to soothe the sting of the nettle. It can be used for cardiac insufficiency with oedema.
The list of positive uses for nettle could go on. A great all round tonic.


Dried herb 2-4g
Liquid extract 1:1 is 3-4ml.
Tincture 1:5 is 2-6ml


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