Story: Rongoā – medicinal use of plants

Mary Joseph Aubert’s medicine

Mary Joseph Aubert’s medicine

Paramo was one type of medicine produced by the Catholic nun Mary Joseph (Suzanne) Aubert. She used a mix of western and Māori knowledge to create her products. All had Māori-sounding names, such as Karana, Marupa, Natanata, Wanena, Hapete, Romino and Kekako.

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Rhys Jones, 'Rongoā – medicinal use of plants - The impact of colonisation', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 27 September 2021)

Story by Rhys Jones, published 24 Sep 2007