Hla Stavhana (c. 50 A.D.), South Indian king, Prkrit poet. translated from The Gthsaptaat of Stavhana Hla by Martha Ann Selby, vs. 316, Nirnaya Sgara Press (1889).
This verse is a simple double-entendre. A sixteenth-century commentator notes that in this verse, salt represents beauty, and oil represents affection. The interpretation of the last stanza would then read, "What's the use of a lovely woman in whom there is no affection?"