This paper deals with the complexity of caregiving and health-seeking behaviour among the indigenous Lepcha people. Indigenous societies are viewed as a homogenous entity but the case of the Lepchas has been very different as historical factors have divided the community along territorial and religious lines. This division in the community has led to complexity
1. Aim or purpose The aim of this study was to evaluate the cancer chemopreventive properties and expand the knowledge about the therapeutic potential of soxhlet extract (HIHEsox) of Hemidesmus indicus (Indian sarsaparilla, commonly used in Ayurvedic medicine) on an acute lymphoblastic leukaemia cell line (CCRF-CEM). 2. Materials and methods Chemical characterisation Soxhlet extraction was