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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.


- Californian Poppy
Botanical Name - Eschsholzia californica
Family – Papaceraceae


It was widely used by Native Americans medicinally, the bee pollen was used cosmetically and the seeds were used in cooking. It was smoked for its mild sedative action. It is the official flower of the US state California.

The Native Americans used the poppy for colic, sleeplessness and griping stomach pains.


This is an annual or perennial that grows with alternately branching glaucous blue-green foliage. Ternately divided into lobed segments. Solitary flowers range from yellow to orange, the flowers open during the day and close at night. The fruit is a slender, dehiscent capsule which is 3 to 9cm long. The flowers are harvested when in full bloom.
Habitat—Native to California, USA. It is drought tolerant and it will readily self seed. It now grows well in Mediterranean climates.



The constituents in Californian Poppy contains alkaloids, though they are in a different class to the Opium Poppy. California poppy contains alkaloids (including protopine, cryptopine, and chelidonine) and flavone glycosides.


Californian poppy possess an affinity for the benzodiazepine receptors in studies.

California poppy is used for trouble sleeping (insomnia), aches, nervous agitation, bed-wetting in children, and diseases of the bladder and liver. It is also used to promote relaxation


Pour 1 cup of water just off the boil onto 1-2 teaspoons of herb. Steep covered for 10 minutes. Drink as needed. N.B. Use half doses for children under 14 years of age.
Tincture 1-4ml of 1:1 tds


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