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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.


hopsFamily – Cannabaceae
Other Names: Beer Flower
Element – Air,     Gender – Male,     Totem Animal - Wolf

Hops is native to Europe, Asia and North America.
The name ‘humulus’ is derived from the word ‘humus’ meaning ‘earth’ and this could be because of the fact that this plant likes a deep soil. The name ‘lupulus’ means ‘wolf’ and is thought to be due to the strangling action of the climbing plant, similar to how a wolf strangles its prey. Hops have been used in the brewing industry since the 8th century.

Parts Used
 The strobiles are harvested early autumn and the stems harvested late summer.
Leaves can be harvested as required.
Young shoots are harvested during summer
Certain species of Hops are on our Noxious Weeds List and hence are not recommended to be grown by the dept of Agriculture.

Hops likes growing along hedgerows and thickets. The female plants are cultivated, best grown from cuttings rather than seed. Gender will not be apparent until the third year. Roots can be divided during spring.

A hardy perennial that grows up to a height of 23 ft. The heart shaped leaves are large, toothed and rough in texture. They have between 3 to 5 lobes. Plants are either male or female. The male plants bear clusters of small-yellowish green flowers, whilst the female bears small cone like catkins which bloom in summer. After flowering the cones ripen into large papery fruits that are also used in the brewing industry.

Bitter principles – lupulin, humulon, lupulon and valerianic acid
Volatile oil 1% humulene
Flavonoids, Polyphenolic tannins,
Asparagin,  Oestrogenic substances

•    Sedative
•    Soporific
•    Hypnotic
•    Antispasmodic to smooth muscle
•    Aromatic bitter
•    Antiseptic
•    Anaphrodisiac
•    Diuretic

Hops are indicated for the treatment of colic, irritable bowels and nervous tension.
The bitters in the hops make a strong digestive stimulant.
Hops can mild sedative, hypnotic, diuretic and weak antiseptic properties.
Hops make a great calming and sedative tea that can be used as a general tonic, an appetite stimulant and for treating digestive disorders. The tea can also be used to treat jaundice and menstrual cramps, as well as being a galactagogue
Externally an infusion can be used to treat neuralgia, arthritis, rheumatism, boils, rashes and bruises.
Hop pillow can be made to help induce a natural sleep, as well as relieve toothache and earache.
The distilled oil is contained in some perfumes.
Young shoots and immature leaves can be added to salads.



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