Goutweed

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Goutweed is a herb that can be traded to Sanfew in Taverley for random herbs at a 1:1 ratio. It is also used in Eadgar's Ruse and Dream Mentor.

It is not recommended to grow goutweed intending to trade it to Sanfew, as the herbs received from these trades are random, and are often low-level herbs. If the player needs such low-level herbs, it is recommended to grow them (or obtain them elsewhere) as trading for them is not time-effective.

Obtaining[edit | edit source]

Fully-grown goutweed in a herb patch.

Goutweed can be obtained in four ways:

Probabilities[edit | edit source]

The probabilities in this section are an estimation based on the data of exchanging 500 Goutweed with Sanfew.
Item Percentage Value
Grimy guam.png Grimy guam 26.2% 816
Grimy marrentill.png Grimy marrentill 15.6% 2,383
Grimy tarromin.png Grimy tarromin 12.2% 119
Grimy harralander.png Grimy harralander 11.8% 1,136
Grimy ranarr.png Grimy ranarr 6% 2,140
Grimy irit.png Grimy irit 6.6% 5,200
Grimy wergali.png Grimy wergali 8.4% 3,233
Grimy avantoe.png Grimy avantoe 4.6% 1,085
Grimy kwuarm.png Grimy kwuarm 2.2% 11,001
Grimy cadantine.png Grimy cadantine 2.6% 5,264
Grimy lantadyme.png Grimy lantadyme 2.2% 8,111
Grimy dwarf weed.png Grimy dwarf weed 1.6% 8,653

Therefore, the average worth of a Goutweed, based on these probabilities and the values of the items, is 2,223.

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Disassembly[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • After My Arm's Big Adventure, My Arm grows a herb called hardy goutweed, from the hardy gout tubers he obtained during the quest. This is a variety of goutweed suitable for the windswept cold climate of the Troll Stronghold, hence why ordinary goutweed cannot be planted in the player's farming patch next to it. The player is not allowed to pick the hardy goutweed.
  • Goutweed is a popular herb for seasoning troll cooking. Trolls enjoy using goutweed as a cooking ingredient to make their stews taste more appetising, they commonly use it when preparing humans and goats. According to Burntmeat, a troll chef, "it makes goat taste as good as human", and "human tastes plenty good enough raw if you add enough goutweed."
  • The trolls thought that they had already harvested all the goutweed and had it in their storage until they learned that it was possible to grow it again when Burntmeat was preparing adventurer stew, so in My Arm's Big Adventure the player helps the trolls learn how to grow goutweed again.