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A charm for a wound or bruise

1This is a medicine indeed, Rudra's own medicine is this,
  Wherewith he warns the arrow off one-shafted, with a hundred
2Besprinkle it with anodyne, bedew it with relieving balm:
  Strong, soothing is the medicine: bless us therewith that we
   may live.
3Let it be health and joy to us. Let nothing vex or injure us.
  Down with the wound! Let all to us be balm, the whole be

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