Story: Medicines and remedies

Advertisement for Mother Aubert's remedies (2nd of 4)

Advertisement for Mother Aubert's remedies

Suzanne Aubert was a Catholic nun, social worker and herbalist. She became interested in the medicinal properties of New Zealand native plants and made medicines based on them. Her medicines were first sold commercially in 1891. This advertisement used a common tactic of patent-medicine manufacturers – listing prominent people who could vouch for the medicine's effectiveness.

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Pauline Norris and Rosemary Beresford, 'Medicines and remedies - Plants, pills and poultices before 1900', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 25 July 2024)

Story by Pauline Norris and Rosemary Beresford, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 23 May 2018, updated 1 Apr 2020