Anthemis nobilis has been cultivated for centuries in English gardens and used in domestic medicine from the beginning of the records. It was introduced into Germany from Spain about the close of the Middle Ages. It now is grown in favorable localities throughout every section of Europe and especially in Saxony as well as Belgium and France. The name Roman Chamomile was given the drug growing near Rome, by Joachim Camerarius (120) 1598.
The History of the Vegetable Drugs of the U.S.P., 1911, was written by John Uri Lloyd.