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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.


- Oleaceae
Other Names: Old Mans Beard, Snowdrop Tree and Poison Ash


Commonly used by the native Americans and European settlers to treat eye inflammations, mouth ulcers and spongy gums. The Choctaw applied the mashed bark for cuts and bruises. In the 19th century Physiomedicalists used it as a bitter tonic and was used to help recover from long term illnesses.

Parts Used

The root bark and bark are unearthed in spring and autumn. The bark is washed carefully and peeled. Fringe Tree needs to be dried with care.


Native to USA, this tree grows from Pennsylvania South to Florida and Texas. It is now found in Eastern Asia and it thrives on riverbanks and damp shrubby areas.


Deciduous shrub or tree that grows to 10m. It has elliptical dark green leaves and long flowering stems with spikes of white flowers. It produces dark blue oval fruits.


The root bark is a great liver tonic, it stimulates bile flow and also acts as a mild laxative. It is prescribed mainly for gallbladder pain, gallstones, jaundice and chronic weakness.
It is specific for the treatment of the Gall-bladder, especially in cases of gall stones and gall bladder inflammation. It is known that through it’s action in stimulating bile that it acts as a mild laxative.
Anecdotal evidence has shown that is substantially reduces sugar levels in the urine.
Fringe Tree also will stimulate digestion and appetite and is effective for all types of chronic illness where the liver has been affected.
It has been used in typhoid, intermittent or bilious fevers.

The bark can be used externally by crushing it and making a poultice for treating sores and wounds.



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