No one knows where and when it began to prepare tinctures and balms. It is known that they have come to us from ancient times. Despite the fact that in tinctures and balsams were based alcoholic drinks, they were drugs. It is likely that the birthplace of these drinks is one of the Eastern countries. Some sources indicate that tinctures and balms first appearance of the III millennium BC in China. But not only in China knew about tinctures and balms, as they were still known in ancient Greece and Rome. Tinctures prepared on alcohol, vodka, and later brandy. And eventually appeared during experiments and balms, they are characterized by their density and increasingly diverse components.