Fact Check: Is Oodhu Paavai a wonder herbal plant found in rain forests ?

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Quick Take

A popular video shared across social media shows a plant. The claim is it is a medicinal plant called Oodhu Paavai and is available in the rain forests. We fact-checked and found that the claim is false.

The Claim

“This medicinal plant is called as OODHU PAAVAI in Tamil and found only in rainy dark forests. To keep itself developed, it blows out its pollen grains periodically through its funnel like structure,” reads a Twitter post.

Fact Check

Is there a plant called OODHU PAAVAI?

No. We could not find any plant that is called OODHU PAAVAI in Tamil. It was not listed in any directory in India and no equivalent English name could be traced too.

Is this a plant with any other name?

No. This is an imaginary plant created a by a digital graphics artist.

A closer look to the video reveals a watermark that reads ‘LUKE PENRY EXR’. This is the Instagram account of the artist Luke Penry. The Instagram account has many such 3D creatives of imaginary plants and fungi.

Penry had also taken to Twitter to clarify that his work is being circulated with a false claim associated to it.

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Disclaimer
Medical Science is an ever evolving field. We strive to keep this page updated. In case you notice any discrepancy in the content, please inform us at [email protected]. You can further read our Correction Policy here. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking medical treatment because of something you have read on or accessed through this website or it's social media channels. Read our Full Disclaimer Here for further information.

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