This is an article of a remedy which was glorified briefly as having almost healing properties for the disorder of man and beast and diseases of plant life and then was banished by high United States authorities (the FDA) as dangerous and without merit in 1960′s and 1970′s:
The remedy is known as DMSO, or dimethyl sulfoxide (a liquid). It has been promote by prominent physicians as capable of curative or palliating many ailments. It has been represented as a “wonder remedy .” . It is exuberant and it can be extracted from such sources as coal, oil, or most commonly lignin, the material essentially uses to cement cells together in trees; it is economical; it is most often administered by simply dabbing it on the skin,, it pass through the skin to enter the blood stream where it is borne to all parts of the body.
.A study in Turkey combined DMSO with fructose diphosphate. In 20 patients with head injuries, the blend proved very powerful in decreasing interracial pressure. Animal study in the 1960′s and then human tests on prisoners in 1967 exposed that DMSO is non-toxic, indeed, less toxic than aspirin.
1980, Mike Wallace had two 60 Minutes programs on this remedy .