Ask the Herbalist about buckthorn in The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt

"Ask the Herbalist about buckthorn" is a quest objective in the main story quest "The Beast of White Orchard" in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt


Captain Peter from the Nilfgaardian Garrison wants you to hunt down the Griffin.

He mentioned a herb called "Buckthorn" that has has a very strong scent and can be used to lure the Griffin.

The Local Herbalist should be able to help. Go to the Herbalist's House.


The Beast of White Orchard
The Beast of White Orchard


White Orchard
White Orchard


Tomira's House
Tomira's House




The herbalist's name is Tomira.

Tomira's House is located west of the Village of White Orchard, and east of the Sawmill

Enter her house and speak to her.

See map below if you need help finding Tomira's House.



Strategy Guide/Tips[edit]

  • When speaking to Tomira about Lena, choose the dialog option "Griffin do that?" and you will receive a secondary quest called "On Death's Bed". If instead you answer "Looking for buckthorn", you will ignore that quest.
  • Instead of talking to Tomira, you can go directly to the riverbed and get the Buckthorn. If you do so, this objective will be skipped and Tomira's House will be inaccessible.

The Beast of White Orchard Quest[edit]