I call them remedies rather than cures since I suspect that most of these have the effect of suppressing the symptoms rather than actually eliminating the disease. Many of these have ethnic roots as well, so get ready for some cultural assimilation.
Remedy #1 An Irish remedy:
This one involves gelatinous seaweed
The Red Seaweed of Chondrus crispus and Mastocarpus stellatus have been used for Centuries in Ireland to relieve sore throats, coughs and colds.
The traditional way to make this is to :
My own personal suggestion for flavoring would be Tullimore Dew. In moderation, of course.
Remedy #2. Another Irish remedy: One of my friends also has an Irish remedy which involves hanging your hat on a bedpost and taking a bottle of whisky to bed with you which you drink until you see two hats. I suspect that when you regain consciousness, the hangover will overwhelm any other problems you might have and you can get back to work just like any other Monday morning.
Remedy #3. A Welsh remedy. I got this one off one of the news feeds I read. A Welshman, working in China came down with the dreaded Kung Flu and was by his account, at deaths door when he decided to try his national cure, a Honey Lemon Toddy. This involves 2 levels of prep, depending on how long you think you have to live I guess. The simple one at he link
He says it saved his life. He also didn't say how many he took. I recommend 3 parts water to 1 part booze. I made mine using Tincup Rye whiskey and it was really smooth and tasty. Smooths the throat too. If you have a bit longer to live, have the ingredients, and remember where you put them, you can add a couple of cloves, some cinnamon stick, and just a hint of nutmeg.