David Ramsey, DVM, tackles the century long questions about Dimethyl sulfoxide. DMSO is an organic compound that also contains sulfur. It’s colorless, but not odorless. It is a by-product of papermaking and mixes well with many hence its popularity.
Source: Horse Network, September 21, 2017.
DMSO seems to be something of a therapy in search of a condition to treat: and remember, this is after something like 60 years of research. There are certainly lots of conditions to treat—just very few of them for which DMSO has actually been shown to do anything. Usually, when something has been investigated for such a long time, treatment effects start to become obvious. With DMSO, not so much.