Nina Peliehe-Métier, a Polish woman of French origin, born in 1926, was a physician and a herbal practitioner. In addition to pharmaceutical drugs, she used herbal blends, infusions and oils to treat her patients. Herbal treatment was a family tradition which little Nina took over from her mother Adele Metier. After she had become a doctor, Nina and other health professionals helped the local population of Badakhshan – a province in Afghanistan – to fight against the cholera outbreak.
Having spent the major part of her life in the mountains of Pamir and Tian Shan, this delicate woman accumulated a large body of knowledge from the locals which they shared with her in return for her help.
She passed the knowledge she had acquired to her son. These days, Nina Peliehe-Métier’s descendants, her grandchildren, incorporated old family recipes, state-of-the-art developments of chemists, and contemporary methods of environmentally-friendly treatment of plants in products of Metier’s brand.
Metier stands for luxury of nature-given beauty with more than one hundred-year history.