All spices act as stimulators; as do hot drinks, warm climate. tea, for instance, elevates body temperature.
Garlic is a stimulator and a natural antibiotic, high in Vitamin C, and a body heat elevator. Honey elevates body heat, and is also a natural antibiotic; also, it raises the red blood cell count or haemoglobin.
Use stimulating foods for stimulating body functions.
(Bodybuilding Monthly Volume 4 July Issue 10)