A gout tuber can be planted in a herb patch to grow goutweed after completing the Eadgar's Ruse quest. It cannot be planted at the disease-free Trollheim herb patch. The goutweed grown from the patch can be traded to Sanfew in Taverley for random herbs at a 1:1 ratio. A gout tuber can also be eaten to heal 400 life points (at level 16 Constitution) and restore 100% run energy.
Gout tubers are primarily obtained during the Tai Bwo Wannai Cleanup minigame, where hacking down any jungle will have a 1% chance to be replaced with a gout tuber plant. When it spawns, the player will receive a chatbox message: You hack away at the remaining bush to reveal an unusual plant. The plant can be left-clicked to be dug up by players with a spade on their toolbelt or in their inventory. Players can also get one after clearing/harvesting goutweed herb patches if they have read the scroll of life from the Dungeoneering Rewards shop; this requires players to plant the tuber as a seed first, however.
Safta Doc requires a gout tuber when making a gem-bladed machete for a player. Attaining such a machete completes the That's Not a Knife... achievement which is part of the medium Karamja achievements.
|Healthy Goutweed plant
||The seed has only just been planted.
||The goutweed plant is now ankle height.
||The goutweed plant is now knee height.
||The goutweed plant is now mid-thigh height.
||The goutweed plant is fully grown and ready to harvest.
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- A similar item to a gout tuber identified as a goutweedy lump appears in My Arm's Big Adventure when a human was boiled into a stew along with a lump of gout tuber he possessed. The man was eaten but lumpy remnants of the tuber can be found in the Cooking Pot at Death Plateau.
- If more than one person starts digging up a gout tuber random event at the same time, both players will dig up a gout tuber.
- As an object, the gout tuber has the examine of "Many plants such as this usually have exotic tubers."