Sage (Salvia officinalis) is an herb that grows in coastal areas of Mediterranean countries as a perennial small shrub. Because of its widespread use and healing properties has been cultivated in different regions of the world.
The world most known and respected is Dalmatian sage, because of its specific content of essential oil that has the best medical properties and a strong characteristical odour. Dalmatian karst, specific soil, and Mediterranean climate provided the perfect blend of what it needs for its natural growth, so it grows wild along the Dalmatian coast.
For these reasons Dalmatia (Croatia) and it’s islands are considered to be the primordial homeland of the sage.
Dalmatia is known for its characteristic limestone cliffs (karst), which is under the influence of warm water that creates a specific type of soil (mainly red soil) full of natural minerals. Such a compound of limestone rocks and soil creates a perfect blend of eco-system that uniquely suit sage.
ABOUT KORNATI ISLANDS
Kornati are very specific and unusual group of islands located in the Croatian part of the Adriatic Sea, in central Dalmatia. Because of its magical beauty, nature conservation and many other special features Kornati were declared a National park in 1980.
Silence, peace and unique landscape of Kornati enchantes its visitors and gives them unforgettable impressions of the magnificence of nature.
Kornati are located more than 10 nautical miles from the nearest land and are the densest archipelago in the Adriatic. Karst landscape and blue sea provides shelter to many plant species. In this oasis of clean and untouched nature grows wild one of the healthiest plants on Earth, Kornati sage, that is certainly the highest quality sage in the world!
George Bernard Shaw