DMSO, dimethyl sulfoxide, was first discovered in Germany, in the late 19th century, as a byproduct of wood pulping. DMSO can be found in fruits, the sea and in the atmosphere.
DMSO is a powerful free radical scavenger and an effective anti-inflammatory agent. It has pain-relieving, collagen-softening and anti-inflammatory characteristics, making it an incredibly effective pain reliever.
Dimethyl sulfoxide goes a step farther than aspirin. It not only blocks the prostaglandins that can induce pain and inflammation but also stops or slows down conduction of pain fibers when used topically.
DMSO is absorbed easily by the skin and may treat shingles, wounds, burns and other injuries. Dmso is sometimes used to increase absorption of other medications.