Best "cure" I've found for man-flu are good old hot-toddies, not the classic mind, my dads version,
when #i was a nipper used to play up on "little-man-flu" just for this
Boil a kettle pour water into a bowl, get a glass, fill it up with as much whiskey as you please....place glass into bowl of boiling water, leave for 3-5 mins..........Drink!
Doesnt "cure" anything really but makes it a hell of alot easier to cope with!!
and Iam quite sure you can still drink alcohol on this "medicine".