How to cope with inventory shortages

The numerous inventory shortages caused by the pandemic have become a frustrating reality for both merchants and consumers. Unfortunately, it looks like they will be a part of our daily lives for a while. Here are some tips that we hope will help you get through the turmoil:

  1. Order early. Don't wait to finish a product if you want to keep taking it.
  2. Order two or three units of a product if you plan to take it for a long time. It may not be available the next time you need it.
  3. Ask your health care professional to suggest one or two alternatives for each product he/she recommends you take.
  4. Because of their higher quality standards, some brands have more difficulty sourcing their raw materials than others. Here are a few brands that currently have a very low backorder rate (less than 5%) or return times: Ortho Molecular Products, New Roots Herbal, Metagenics, AOR, Alterra, HerbalGem, Pranarom, Viazen. Reduce the risk of disappointment by choosing these brands.
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Andrographis Powder
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Product Details

Andrographis, which is also commonly known as Kalmegh, has been used for thousands of years as a nutritive herbal tonic in both Traditional Ayurvedic Medicine and in the Ancient Asian Herbal Tradition. It has become a popular cold and flu remedy in Europe, outselling even Vitamin C in some countries.

For this reason, it is commonly known as “The Indian Echinacea.”, which literally means the “King of Bitters” and as such is traditionally used for liver and gall bladder support. Andrographolide, one of its key compounds is in fact an extremely bitter substance giving andrographis its distinctive taste.

It is considered as a wonderful daily herb to support general well being and health.

Suggested Use

Andrographis is a bitter tasting herb. Take 1 teaspoon of Andrographis as a tonic once or twice daily.
Add Organic Traditions Andrographis powder to water, coconut water, your favorite juice or to smoothies. Add 1 teaspoon of Organic Traditions Andrographis powder to your favorite smoothie recipe to create a nourishing, antioxidant rich smoothie. According to Traditional Ayurveda it is suggested to take 1 teaspoon twice daily in warm water as a supportive tonic.

Make a tea-like infusion by adding 1 teaspoon of Andrographis to 6-8 oz. of hot water. Let the water sit for 10 minutes to allow the compounds to be released. Add some ginger, lemon, honey or 1 teaspoon of Organic Traditions Yacon Syrup in order to add a touch of sweetness in order to mellow out the bitter taste of the Andrographis.
This is a particularly soothing drink during cold and flu season. Drink 2-3 times per day when under the weather.

Storage Information: Refrigeration not required.
Store in a cool, dry, dark place.


  • Certified Organic Andrographis Powder (Andrographis paniculata)

Allergen Information: Produced in a facility that packages tree nuts (Almonds, Hazelnuts and Cashews).
The facility is dairy-free, gluten-free, soy-free and peanut free.