DMSO Healing Properties

Filed under: Usage - 28 Nov 2012  | Spread the word !

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DMSO, or the dimethyl sulfoxide, is a very powerful solvent. DMSO is well known to be able to penetrate the skin and to easily dissolve in the human body. Nowadays, DMSO is used for the treatment of urogenital disorders, this actually being the only use for which the substance has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration.


Still, DMSO is well known to possess other healing properties, too. Below you will find a list with the most important ones.

  • DMSO is known to be able to treat acute injuries. Still, the substance is nowadays used with this purpose only by vets.
  • Applying DMSO on an injury can increase circulation, causing the injured area to become warm.
  • DMSO allows natural healing of an injury, helping in quicker healing, as well.
  • DMSO can be applied on the skin with the main purpose to help fungicides, antibiotics and anti-inflammatory drugs to easier penetrate the skin and reach the internal sites of injury.


DMSO for Herpes Virus

The aforementioned uses of DMSO with healing purposes are only recommended for animals. However, the substance can also be used in the treatment of various human disorders. DMSO is a naturally occurring substance that can be used in the cure of herpes. The substance can be purchased without prescription. DMSO is known to be able to penetrate the protein coating around the herpes virus’s cell.

DMSO that reaches the skin and the inside of the herpes virus cell, is able to work to kill the virus. DMSO elevates the levels of oxygen within the cell and herpes virus is not able to live in such an environment. Herpes virus dies in an atmosphere with elevated levels of oxygen. DMSO has been used with the purpose to breach the barrier of a virus’s cell since 1963. Nowadays, it is considered to be an efficient medication by itself.


The DMSO based treatment for herpes virus lasts three days for outbreaks. The treatment consists of applying the substance on the affected area to prevent the outbreak from manifesting. For the next five months, this treatment should be repeated once or twice a month, for the outbreak to be prevented. DMSO has to be applied on the affected area.

Even though DMSO can be used for herpes healing, it should be used cautiously. Specialists recommend avoiding the use of this substance by pregnant women. It is also recommended for the substance to be tested on a small area of the skin before use. It would be better to consult a physician before using DMSO. This way you can be sure that there will be no risks. DMSO can be an extremely good substance in the healing of various health problems, it just has to be used carefully.

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DMSO – A Cure For Cancer

Filed under: Usage - 11 Sep 2012  | Spread the word !

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DMSO or dimethyl sulfoxide is an industrial solvent that is a by-product of making paper. Even though it’s a controversial product, in the 1960s it was used as an alternative cancer treatment.

There is not exact scientific evidence today that DMSO is effective in curing cancer in humans. Nonetheless, it was proved that it increased the effectiveness of chemotherapy drugs.


Today, DMSO is approved by the U.S. FDA (Food and Drug Administration) only for the treatment of interstitial cystitis. Those who support DMSO claim that it can cause cancerous cells become benign, but it can also stop the progress of cancer in the bladder, colon, skin, ovary and breast.

There are other specialists saying that this product can also be used in treating leukemia and even as a method of preventing cancer. DMSO does that by “cleaning” the cell membranes and so, it manages to decrease the effect of cancer-causing substance.


Researchers claim that DMSO:

  • makes chemotherapy drugs more effective
  • reduces the side effects of chemotherapy and radiation treatments in people with cancer
  • eliminates free radicals caused by such treatments
  • boosts the immune system
  • controls the “withdrawal symptoms” in cancer patients
  • can be used as a cream that when applied to the skin, it reduces pain, decreases swelling and also treats autoimmune diseases

The story of DMSO

DMSO was discovered in the mid-to late 19th century and at that time it was used as an industrial solvent for over hundred years. Later, in the 1950s, scientists discovered that this substance was able to protect cells from the damage of freezing. In the 1960, one of the most important proponents of DMSO, Dr. Stanley Jacob studied other properties. Unfortunately, clinical trials were interdicted due to debates about the safety of this solvent. Nevertheless, in the 1970, DMSO was approved for being used as an anti-inflammatory treatment in horses and dogs.

The most common side-effects:

  • itching on contact with the skin
  • burning on contact with the skin
  • headaches
  • allergies
  • causing garlic-like taste and odour on the breath and skin


This solvent is also believed to increase the effects of heart medicines, steroids, blood thinners, as well as sedatives and many other drugs. Pregnant women should avoid taking it. DMSO is still controversial and relying only on it, without consulting a doctor, may have serious consequences on your health.

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The Usage Of DMSO In Veterinary Medicine

Filed under: Usage - 03 Jul 2012  | Spread the word !

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DMSO is a powerful type of substance, which is used in a variety of domains and for numerous purposes. The fact about the solvent that is most important comes from the controversy surrounding the fact that not all the products, which include it, have been FDA approved. Its usage in veterinary medicine is not submitted to this controversy, due to the fact that products including the solvent have been used for numerous years now, especially in the case of horses. There are various ways through which the substance proves to be useful in this case and there are many combinations in which it is one of the active elements.

The role of the substance in veterinary medicine for horses is connected to issues of the skin or with the injection of various types of substance. Therefore, it has a role in the infections of the skin, but also in the ones of the organs. The purpose of its usage in all these cases is connected to the fact that the substance has a conductive role. It acts as the conductive agent, depending on the way in which it is injected, at the surface of the skin or directed towards a certain area of the body. The substance can be used alone or in combination with other drugs, which are required by the treatment of the horse and which do not have a high conductive feature. Some of the most common treatments in the usage of the solvent are connected with diseases such as cerebral edema or increased intracranial pressure. As you can see, the importance of the substance makes it be used in very difficult health situations for horses.

In conclusion, although there are still some controversies and problems with the usage of DMSO in some domains and fields, in the case of veterinary medicine, the usage is a very suitable one. The most important thing in this case comes from the fact that, through its usage, there are numerous diseases and issues which can be cured. As a result, the affected horses will have a longer and a better life, all with the help of DMSO. Due to the fact that it is very useful in this situation, many have been  quick to judge that it can work the same with humans, but the anatomical conditions are different and therefore there are the issues of controversy.

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