This species of mullein leaf, known as the Great or Common Mullein, is native to Europe, northern Africa and Asia, but can also be found in North and South America and Australia. It is a traditional smoking herb that can be substituted for tobacco to help quit smoking. Mullein is both antibacterial and analgesic, which makes it great for earaches and ear infections. Mullein flowers can also help with a sore throat and to soothe a cough. It speeds up the healing process of damaged tissue, which can help with a smoker’s lungs. Used topically, mullein can help the healing of cuts, bruises, burns, and frostbite.