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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.


lavenderBotanical Name - Lavandula angustifolia
Family -  Lamiaceae
Other Names -  English lavender

Parts Used -  Dried flowers , these are harvested in summer.


It was used for grief’s and pains of the head and brain that proceed a cold a cause. It was used to strengthen the liver, the stomach and the spleen. This plant is originally from the Western Mediterranean, though it is now found throughout the world. It was commonly used to dispel flies and insects, for varicose veins and sores, as well as a gargle for toothache, liver and spleen congestion.


A perennial shrub that grows to 80cm producing lilac flowers 3-7cm long in spikes on ling stems. Spikes are often interrupted below. Corolla is hairy outside, 10-12mm long with large lobes. Leaves are opposite sessile, 2-6cm long, oblong to line, margins revolute.

It grows from seed and cuttings and it prefers a well drained, moist soil, that can even be limey. It will grow better in cold winter climates. It is a drought and tolerant resistant plant.

Active Constituents

Volatile oils about 0.5 – 1% including linalyl acetate, linalool, borneol, camphor, and geraniol. Coumarins including herniarine, umbelliferone and santonine, tannins, triterpenoids, flavonoids and Sesquiterpenes.




Lavender has been used for a wide range of purposes and in some ways is a fantastic  multi-purpose herb.

It can be used for helping with anxiety, insomnia, mild depression, flatulent colic, intestinal colic, migraines and headaches, insect bites, burns, Candida, restlessness, irritability and even supporting pregnancy.

It is the volatile oil that commonly is the active part of the lavender flower. It is used to help relax any spasmodic conditions of the body, for colic and dyspepsia. Its action on the nervous system is not just restricted to its internal use, the essential oil can be used topically as well in conditions such as headaches, restlessness, insomnia, depression, irritability and excitability. Externally is can be used in the treatment of headlice, neuralgia, rheumatic pains, burns and insect bites and sting, acting to soothe both before and after bites. A tea can be used as a douche to help in bladder and urinary problems.

A poultice can be made for boils and tooth abscesses. Mix 1 shredded onion, marshmallow and slippery elm and lavender flowers. It is believed that if you wash your face with lavender water every morning it will help to prevent freckles.
Lavender oil can be applied to animals to help get rid of parasites and tics. The oil can  be rubbed on joints to reduce pain and stiffness.

If you want to bring more passion into your life add the tea to the water that you use to wash your floors with. Adding lavender flowers to your pillow will help you to sleep better and enhance dream recall.


Infusion: pour a cup of boiling water onto l-2 g of the dried herb and leave to infuse for l0-l5 minutes. Tincture:    1:5    (45%)    2-4 ml

The essential oil is safe to use neat on the skin, unless the person is hypersensitive. It is not advised to take the oil internally.


No major ones known, avoid is known allergies.


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