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Belgium is a country in western Europe and is a member of the European Union. It is 11,787 square miles (about 30,528 square kilometers) in size and has a population of 11 million. It is divided into two main regions, Flanders and Wallonia. Flemish (or Belgian Dutch) is the main language of the former, while the latter has both French- and German-speaking areas. Belgium is a developed nation and offers high-quality health care to its citizens.

Knowledge of traditional medicine in Belgium dates back to the Middle Ages when herbalism was widespread throughout Europe. This was a time when monks were translating ancient texts from Greece, Rome, and the Middle East. These texts contained a great deal of information on medical treatments derived from plants ...

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