Fig is a small tree grown for its pear-shaped fruit that is full of seeds and has multiple uses. Western Asia is credited to be its original home, from where it reached many other tropical regions of the world. Fig can survive even under most adverse conditions. All over the world fig is eaten as a dessert fruit, flavours bakery products like cakes, james, jellies and cookies, besides its hordes of theurapetic uses. It is a Member of "Moraceae" Family, to which also belongs the mulberry tree. The ancient Babylonians used fig as early as 2500 B.C. The Romans introduced it into Europe. The Greeks considered it so valuable for them that they stopped its export to other countries. Spartan youths were given fig to maintain their health and stamina. Mention of fig is also made in the holy scriptures of the Christians and the Muslim communities.