Kenko Nodoame: Kanro’s First Nodo Ame Cough Drops

People who are delicate in health are apt to catch a cold during the cold winter months. Actually, I’m among them, and when I have a cold, I often suffer from a sore throat.

When it comes to Japanese cough drops or throat lozenges, “Ryukakusan (龍角散)” and “Kanro (カンロ)” are the companies with the top share in Japan.

And as I wrote before, at present, Ryukakusan has the best-selling herbal drops for sore throat.

However, Kanro is the first maker that introduced cough drops called “Nodo Ame (のど飴: Throat Candy)” into Japan’s market and is known as the pioneer of Nodoame lozenges.

Kanro Kenko Nodo Ame (カンロ健康のど飴) 


The first Nodoame product put on the market by Kanro in 1981 is this “Kenko Nodo Ame (健康のど飴: Healthy Throat Candy)”.

The lozenge mainly consists of honey containing Chinese quince extract and various kinds of herbal extracts and is free from colors and artificial sweeteners.

The drops are not overly sweet with the right amount of herb extracts, which gives a pleasant sensation to your throat, soothing it well.

If you are looking for nice Japanese throat lozenges, the Kanro Kenko Nodo Ame can be one of the options and is recommended to herbal candy lovers.


Hi, I'm Tomo, a Japanese blogger living in Niigata Prefecture, Japan. For the purpose of enriching your life, I would like to introduce things about Japan on this blog, especially unique Japanese products, cooking recipes, cultures, and facts and trivia.

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