Who We Are |


Max Drake, Bristol Herbalist

Max Drake

I have been involved with Herbal Medicine for many years both as a manufacturer and as a Medical Herbalist. I trained at the University of Westminster, and am a member of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists. After several years in private practice I set up the Urban Fringe Dispensary in 2009. I am available for private consultations and over the counter advice, and teach our herbal medicine courses in Bristol.

Rachel Sokal, apprentice herbalist

Rachel Sokal

I am an apprentice in Herbal Medicine at the Urban Fringe Dispensary, I also make many of the medicines and work on the shop floor. I'll probably be the person you meet first at the Urban Fringe, whether you come in for an appointment or just drop in. I can help with more common complaints, discuss any of the remedies we stock, or signpost you towards further advice. Feel free to ask for my help and have a chat.