self-heal


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self-heal

(sĕlf′hēl′)
n.
Any of several plants reputed to have healing powers, especially Prunella vulgaris, a creeping plant in the mint family that has violet-blue or lavender flowers and is native to Eurasia. Also called heal-all.
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Noun1.self-heal - decumbent blue-flowered European perennial thought to possess healing propertiesself-heal - decumbent blue-flowered European perennial thought to possess healing properties; naturalized throughout North America
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
genus Prunella, Prunella - small genus of perennial mostly Eurasian having terminal spikes of small purplish or white flowers
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All over the wide fields of earth grows the prunella or self-heal. After every foolish day we sleep off the fumes and furies of its hours; and though we are always engaged with particulars, and often enslaved to them, we bring with us to every experiment the innate universal laws.
It is a proven, safe, gentle, highly effective, drugless, and side-effect-free medical model designed to naturally support the body to regulate, adapt, regenerate, and self-heal. Repairing and restoring your body's systematic natural biological processes is the only way to prevent, reverse, and correct the deepest roots of chronic and degenerative disease.
can self-heal. While we are not buying the hype on smart coatings someday being able to repair major damage to an aircraft fuselage, there is plenty of room for improvement in today's self-healing coatings, which are often little more than anti-scratch coatings.
As for self-healing, researchers from the Harvard John A Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) have developed a new type of rubber that is as tough as natural rubber but can also self-heal. The research is published in Advanced Materials.
When standing, the battery will self-heal. This phenomenon is the reverse process of battery discharge, which is similar to the charging process of the battery, and the battery's state of charge will increase [21].
However, the polyether-thioureas is the first polymer developed that could self-heal in room temperature.
In fact, automotive coatings that self-heal fine scratches when warmed in the sun have been commercialized.
The sensors may also self-heal a fault by determining a breaker is open on a line then automatically re-closing it or re-routing power so that customers never experience a power outage.
Johna[euro](tm)s wort), Prunella (Self-heal), and several types of Echinacea (for example, Purple Coneflower) for their anti-viral and anti-inflammatory properties.
Once out of the laboratory, they could provide germ-busting door-knobs, artery-opening stents with powerful anticlotting properties, or polymer skins that self-heal before corrosion can mar the covered product.
In addition to taking a long time to self-heal, the hydrogel must be in a humid environment.