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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.


- Graminaceae
Other Names: Groats, Oatmeal


The name of oats is derived from an Anglo-Saxon word ate, of an unknown origin.
Oats were originally used as a food source in Northern Europe.
Oats were used to fill mattresses to help symptoms from rheumatism. It was used to treat conditions like leprosy, ‘the itch’ and fistulas. It was prepared with vinegar as a means of getting rid of freckles and spots, believed to aid from withdrawal of addictive substances.

Parts Used

Seeds and straw


Oats are native to Northern Europe, though they are now grown all around the world. It is commonly grown in temperate regions worldwide as a cereal crop. They are harvested in late summer. Oats can be harvested green or when the grain is ripe. The entire plant can be used.


Saponins, alkaloids, sterols, flavonoids, silicic acid, silica, starch, proteins including gluten and albumin, sugar, gum oil, salts, vitamins especially Bs, A, C, E, vitamins and minerals, carotene, especially calcium, iron, potassium and phosphorus.


•    Nutritive
•    Hypocholesterolemia (oat bran)
•    Tonic
•    Antispasmodic
•    Anti-depressant
•    Sedative
•    Nervine Tonic
•    Demulcent
•    Thymolyptic
•    Cardiac Tonic
•    Diaphoretic


Oats is a great tonic for the whole bodily systems. It is great for nervous conditions and all cases of debility, whether physical or nervous debility. The grains and the straw are mildly antidepressant, gently raising energy levels and supporting an overstressed nervous system. Oat straw can be used for thyroid and oestrogen deficiency, for degenerative disorders such as multiple sclerosis and also for recurrent or persistent colds.
It is great for depression, nervous debility and insomnia in those suffering from nervous exhaustion. This is due to its restorative activity.
Oats are one of the best herbs that can be used for convalescence.
The alkaloids in oats have a slightly stimulating action. The high silica content is an aid to local tissue healing.
Oats is a great tonic for the heart, especially in states of debility where cardiovascular support is needed.
Externally it is an emollient and cleansing. A decoction strained into a bath can help soothe itchiness and eczema. Decoctions are used for rheumatic pains and sciatica, as well as being a good skin tonic.
Oat tea stimulates the appetite, soothes the throat and chest pains and is a nerve tonic in cases of mental fatigue, anxiety and insomnia.
Recent research has shown that oatbran and to a lesser extent oatmeal, can help reduce abnormally high blood cholesterol levels.


Oatmeal or straw 1 – 4g
 0.6ml – 2ml of a 1:1 three times a day
1 – 5ml of a 1:5 three times a day


Beware of Gluten sensitivities.
In cases of insensitivities allow the decoction or tincture to settle and then decant only the clear liquid for use.


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