Story: Alternative health therapies

Mother Aubert's Paramo

Catholic nun Suzanne Aubert made herbal remedies from native plants to treat Māori patients. Her remedies were sold commercially in the 1890s. They were packaged in colourful boxes printed with Aubert's image, which was intended to suggest they were trustworthy and reliable.

Listen to the sound file for more information about her remedies.

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How to cite this page:

Kerryn Pollock, 'Alternative health therapies - Homeopathy and naturopathy', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/speech/27952/mother-auberts-paramo (accessed 20 September 2019)

Story by Kerryn Pollock, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 6 Apr 2018