ahipihapiha ahiri

ahipihepihe,  s. a remarkable remedy to cure langour or weakness, frequently used by Tahitian women, who have lately lien-in, and by persons of both sexes in chronic disorders; perspiration excited by the steam of plants, such as the mapua or wild mint, and hot stones, and when the perspiration is most copious, the person comes out and plunges into a river to bathe [Dav : 225]