Is there an innate, yet dormant capacity within the elderly to actually reverse their ailments if only given the right signals?
Usually the leaf buds, or scion, are collected while the fruit tree is dormant in the winter.
We reported on the efforts of Dr. Susan Harkema, who is working to “wake up” dormant spinal cord neurons.
late 14c., "fixed in place," from Old French dormant (12c.), present participle of dormir "to sleep," from Latin dormire "to sleep," from PIE root *drem- "to sleep" (cf. Old Church Slavonic dremati "to sleep, doze," Greek edrathon "I slept," Sanskrit drati "sleeps"). Meaning "in a resting situation" (in heraldry) is from c.1500. Meaning "sleeping' is from 1620s.