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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.


Other Names: Yellow Root, Jaundice Root, Ground Raspberry, Warnera, Indian Pain

Hydrastis canadensis comes from the two Greek words that mean signifying water and to accomplish. This name probably being given to the herb from the effects that is has on the mucous membranes.

Parts Used
 The root and rhizome are used from three- year old plants in autumn after the ripening of the seeds.

Goldenseal grows best in well-drained soil that is rich in humus. It needs a well shaded area, requiring 70 to 75% shade. It likes a leafy mulch covering.

A small perennial herb, with a horizontal, irregularly knotted, bright yellow root-stock, from ¼ inch to ¾ inch thick, giving off slender roots below and marked scars of the flower-stems of previous years.
The flowering stem is pushed up in Spring, it is from 6 to 12 inches high and has downward pointing hairs, at the base there are short brown scales. It produces one solitary leaf on a long foot-stalk that is palmately cut into 5 or 7 lobes. Flowers in October and fruits become ripe in January.

Goldenseal – Hydrastis canadensis
Goldenseal is indicated for conditions such as congestive heart failure, haemorrhoids, diarrhoea, gastric and intestinal mucosa, gastroenteritis, heartburn, urinary tract infections, weak immunity, Candida, Chlamydia, sinusitis, pharyngitis and bronchitis. It is known to lower blood pressure and tachycardia. It is also known to reduce harmful infestations from parasites, E coli, Mycobacterium, shigella, staphylococcus and Pseudomonas.
The American aborigines use the root as a  stomach tonic and an application for sore eyes and general ulceration. It was also used as a yellow dye for their clothing and weapons.



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