Hymns of the Atharva Veda, by Ralph T.H. Griffith, , at sacred-texts.com
1Remove thou all Decline that lurks within the members and the
The firmly-settled heart-disease that racks the bones and rends
2From the consumptive man I pluck Decline as 'twere a severed
I cut the bond that fetters him, even as a root of cucumber.
3Begone, Consumption, hence away, like a young foal that runs.
Then, not pernicious to our men, flee, yearly visitant like grass!