Use to suffer irregular periods. Figs are another thing that can start your periods. Eat a serving or two of figs a day. It will trigger your period to start. it is a good source of copper, vitamin b6, magnesium, etc. All the things your thyroid needs to signal your hormones to do what they need to do. I had some dried figs which tried to start my period quickly even though I am not due for it yet. This is a great remedy.