**CENTELLA ASIATICA - GOTU KOLA: Benefits, Side Effects, Uses, Dosage, Warnings?** English Name: Gotu kola. Chinese name: Gong Gen. Luei It is nicknamed " tiger grass "in India, because the big cats are rolling in it to heal when injured. India, China and Indonesia, the medicinal properties of gotu kola ... a plant that contains caffeine, which was part of the original formula cola sodas. Gotu kola contains no caffeine, it rather has a slightly sedative effect or anxiolytic.